Haggling over viruses: the downside risks of securitizing infectious disease.

@article{Elbe2010HagglingOV,
  title={Haggling over viruses: the downside risks of securitizing infectious disease.},
  author={Stefan Elbe},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={
          476-85
        }
}
This article analyses how the 'securitization' of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) contributed to the rise of a protracted international virus-sharing dispute between developing and developed countries. As fear about the threat of a possible human H5N1 pandemic spread across the world, many governments scrambled to stockpile anti-viral medications and vaccines, albeit in a context where there was insufficient global supply to meet such a rapid surge in demand. Realizing that they were… CONTINUE READING

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