'Gaps and shortcomings' in state pandemic flu preparedness

May 2008
State Health Watch;May2008, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p9
The article discusses the pandemic preparedness in the U.S. in 2008. Based on the workshops conducted by the National Governors' Association (NGA), there is increased awareness in state governments of the pandemic flu and its potential widespread impact and that states have worked on the areas of preparedness such as public communication and education. However, an NGA report reveals that there is no consensus among states about how to communicate the issue to the public and that there is also shortage of goods and services.


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