Is pandemic flu preparedness adequate?

May 2008
State Health Watch;May2008, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p8
The article discusses the report of the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), "Pandemic Flu: Lack of Leadership and Disclosure Plague Vaccine Program." The report states that the Congress should question the government's failure to appoint a permanent director for the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the unavailability of information on the pandemic flu vaccine. BARDA's task is to manage collaboration between government, industry, and academia in the vaccine program and other programs for public health emergencies.


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