Who's In Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises, 2nd Edition

by
Laura H. Kahnauthor

Laura H. Kahn is a physician and research scholar in the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Who's In Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises, 2nd Edition

20200416

Praeger

Pages 266
Topics

Airborne Outbreaks
;Animal to Human Outbreaks
;Anthrax Attacks
;Bioterrorism
;Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
;Cryptosporidium
;Declaring Emergencies
;Foot-and-Mouth Disease
;Law Enforcement in Public Health Crises

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Who's In Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Kahn, Laura;
Contributors: Kahn, Laura;
Abstract:

With a new preface assessing leadership responses to the coronavirus pandemic, this text explores leadership problems that can develop during public health crises such as the 2001 anthrax attacks, 2003 SARS epidemic, and Mad Cow Disease epidemic of the 1980s–90s.

A threat to public health, such as a rampaging virus, is no time for a muddled chain of command and contradictory decision-making. Who's In Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises, re-issued with a new preface assessing leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak, explores the crucial relationships among political leaders, public health officials, and journalists to see why leadership confusion develops. As the problematic response to COVID-19 has once again shown, the reluctance of politicians to risk alarm can run counter to the public health need to prepare for worse cases.

Many leaders will seek high visibility during a public health crisis, but politicians are not medical experts, and the more they speak, the more they risk disseminating harmful information. How to achieve the right balance is the essence of this book. Beginning by looking at the overarching issues of leadership and public health administration, it then examines in depth five emergencies: the 2001 anthrax attacks, the 1993 cryptosporidium outbreaks, the 2003 SARS outbreak, the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease crisis, and the battle against Mad Cow Disease.


  • First-person accounts from leaders involved in actual early-21st-century crises, as well as leading experts, scientists, and others
  • Primary documents including excerpts from official reports and the medical literature
  • Chronologies of early-21st-century public health emergencies
  • A comprehensive index organized by disease and by individuals involved in emergency response

SortTitle: who's in charge? leadership during epidemics, bioterror attacks, and other public health crises, 2nd edition
Edition: 2
Keyword(s):

Airborne Outbreaks
; Animal to Human Outbreaks
; Anthrax Attacks
; Bioterrorism
; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
; Cryptosporidium
; Declaring Emergencies
; Foot-and-Mouth Disease
; Law Enforcement in Public Health Crises

Author Info:
Laura H. Kahnauthor

Laura H. Kahn is a physician and research scholar in the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

eISBN-13: 9781440878183
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440878176
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 266
Publication Date: 20200416
Series: Praeger Security International