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At a meeting of the section on the problems of neutralizing internal threats to national security of the Scientific Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation, it was emphasized that the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the forced measures to contain its spread, expose serious problems in various spheres of the life of society and the state.

It was noted that the events associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and their consequences indicate the possibility of biological threats caused by other dangerous pathogenic biological agents.

In this regard, the Scientific Council under the Security Council proposed to make changes to the fundamental strategic planning documents concerning the sources of biological security threats associated with the spread of new viral infections, including the creation of artificial viruses, designating goals, objectives and main activities to protect the population from them. …

In addition, it is recommended to further develop the system of legal, medico-biological, sanitary-epidemiological, administrative-organizational, communication, information and other measures aimed at protecting the population from dangerous infections.

The experts also suggested developing additional measures to counter threats associated with the possibility of committing terrorist acts using pathogenic biological agents.

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