UPSC Current – Parliamentary panel bats for laws to counter bio-terrorism
Parliamentary panel bats for laws to counter bio-terrorism
Why in News?
- Formulating effective laws to counter bio-terrorism is one of the important lessons to be learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health has said in a report, “The Outbreak of Pandemic COVID-19 And its Management.”
- The report said low testing and shoddy contact tracing were responsible for the spike in cases.
Bioterrorism or Biological Attack:
- It is the intentional release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs that can sicken or kill people, livestock or crops.