Category: Homeland Security News

PandemicsTargeted Interventions: Containing Pandemics, Minimizing Societal Disruption Published 19 October 2021 COVID has so far infected 21 million people, with more than 4.5 of them dying. Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), such as case isolation, quarantining contacts, and the complete lockdown of entire countries, often come at the expense of economic disruption, harm to social and mental

MisinformationMisinformation on Stem Cell Treatments for COVID-19 Linked to Overhyped Science: Researchers Published 19 October 2021 Researchers call for stronger regulations to deter the sale of unproven cell-based products, and more responsible and accurate science communication. The global race to develop new stem cell-based COVID-19 treatments during the pandemic was filled with violations of government regulations,

Disaster PreparednessCost-Effective Disaster Preparedness Published 19 October 2021 With hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, the COVID-19 pandemic and more, the world has seen a multitude of disasters recently. Research on disaster preparedness aims to offer cost-effective solutions, reduce suffering. With hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, the COVID-19 pandemic and more, the world has seen a multitude of natural

Food SecurityNuclear War’s Smoke Would Cause Climate Change, Threatening Global Food Supplies Published 19 October 2021 Nuclear war would cause many immediate fatalities, but smoke and soot from the resulting fires would also cause climate change lasting up to fifteen years, threatening worldwide food production and human health, according to a new study. Nuclear war would

ExtremismInstitutions May Be Key to Countering Extremism in the Military By Marek N. Posard Published 18 October 2021 My colleagues and I outlined a plan to combat extremism in the military. It focuses on prevention over law enforcement by leveraging existing support programs for those at risk of joining extremist groups. Now might be a great

Coastal ChallengesHow Marsh Grass Protects Shorelines By David L. Chandler Published 18 October 2021 As climate change brings greater threats to coastal ecosystems, new research can help planners leverage the wave-damping benefits of marsh plants. Marsh plants, which are ubiquitous along the world’s shorelines, can play a major role in mitigating the damage to coastlines as