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Michael Osterholm, currently the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, is one of the worlds leading experts on public health and biosecurity, has been widely quoted identifying the three phases of epidemic control:

October 24th, 2014 • 6:08 PM

The middle route of China's huge South-to-North Water Diversion project will be in operation by the end of this month, CCTV reported Thursday. Beijing will be the most important recipient, getting 500,000 cubic meters of water daily, but this will meet the demand of only about 5 million of Beijing's 21 million residents.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:29 AM

US counter-terrorism specialists have so far labelled Monday and Wednesday's terrorism attacks near Montreal and at Parliament Hill in Ottawa "ISIS-inspired" attacks, pending further investigation to determine whether the two individuals—Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and Martin Couture-Rouleau—were recruited to any Al Qaeda affiliates that are operating in Canada.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:10 AM

The weekend 30th anniversary conference of the Schiller Institute, held near Frankfurt, Germany, was an historic event that provided a window into the urgently needed "New Paradigm" for mankind, based on a previously unprecedented collaboration among sovereign nation-states to tackle the crises facing mankind that no single nation or small group of nations can solv

October 24th, 2014 • 7:36 AM

People are beginning to listen to new, better leaders in the U.S. They tend to be scientists, or else scientific, compassionate doctors,— the same thing. They tend to be people who are totally, rigorously self-disciplined in behalf of objectives which closely cohere with the hope for survival of the human species...

October 22nd, 2014 • 8:59 PM

43 people who were quarantined for Ebola monitoring in a Liberian town after four people died of Ebola, had no food and threatened to break out of quarantine to obtain some food, according to a Liberian state radio account, reported by AP on Thursday.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:33 AM

Early this morning, in China, the fourth Chinese lunar mission, designated Chang'e-5T (test) was launched from the Xichang launch center. The Chang'e-4 mission had been planned as a repeat the previous lander/rover mission, but was cancelled due to the success of Chang'e-3.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:19 AM

Under the headline "In 7th Worcester race, Frost's Democratic challenger wants Obama impeached," the Worchester, MA, Telegram and Gazette reports on the program of Terry Burke Dotson, the Democratic candidate for the state legislature.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:05 AM

There have been noteworthy developments in the International mobilization to contain the threat of an Ebola Pandemic, though efforts are still a day late and a dollar short. The most significant development is the proposal from Jacques Cheminade for a French-Russian Initiative...

October 23rd, 2014 • 11:11 AM