Fighting the next pandemic: Tom Ridge, Joe Lieberman, and the Apollo Program for Biodefense

January 26, 2021
13 min
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Fighting the next pandemic: Tom Ridge, Joe Lieberman, and the Apollo Program for Biodefense

Fighting the next pandemic: Tom Ridge, Joe Lieberman, and the Apollo Program for Biodefense

January 26, 2021
13 min
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We've spend the better part of a year trying to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of people have died in the United States, more than two million worldwide. It's been expensive, traumatic, and scary. And it's going to happen again. Are we ready for the next pandemic? What lessons have we learned? And what can we do better? The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense has issued a report of recommendations – The Apollo Program for Biodefense - to make sure we are ready the next time. Former Pennsylvania Governor and US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman are co-chairs of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, and they join KYW Newsradio In Depth to talk about the steps we need to take if we want to have a shot at handling the next pandemic better than this one. Read the report here: https://bit.ly/3t0qEvu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices