An unplanned visit to the White House on Monday provided an opportunity for German Health Minister Jens Spahn to discuss biological weapons, terrorism and epidemics with John Bolton, the National Security Advisor.
“We were in agreement that we have to do more work in these areas so that we can react quicker in crisis situations,” Spahn said afterwards.
“Bioterrorism is the poor man’s atomic bomb,” he said. “With only a little work, you can do something terrible. That’s why we have to work closely with our American colleagues in this arena.” He added that Germany could learn from the US on bioterrorism.