NationalJournal.com/Well-Read Wonk, April 10, 2003
Brower and Chalk's book is a powerful and useful argument for the urgent need to integrate and streamline public health and national security strategies.
Patrick J. McConnon
The SARS virus is only the latest sign that infectious diseases truly are a global threat. With world travel so commonplace, concerns about the mysterious new illness went world-wide almost instantly. In 'The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases', Jennifer Brower and Peter Chalk make the case that government officials need to put just as much focus on infectious diseases as they do on bioterrorism... The health risk from disease is widespread -- and as SARS shows, it's not something that can be contained within one nation's borders. Brower and Chalk's short book provides evidence that in this case we must both think and act globally.