262 - A National Weather Service for Epidemics?
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From seasonal flu to SARS, outbreaks and epidemics occur regularly and require sophisticated data analysis to help decision makers know how to respond. Dr. Caitlin Rivers from the Center for Health Security talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about President Biden’s new federal directive to create a National Weather Service model for epidemics to track infectious disease threats. Someday soon, perhaps: Don’t forget an umbrella...and a mask.

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