TITLE

Pandemics and Preparations

AUTHOR(S)
Blaser, Martin J.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;11/2/2006, Vol. 194, pS70
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the federal government's preparations of influenza pandemic. He argues that the experience of Hurricane Katrina's devastation in which failures in long-term preparations and in short-term coordination and communication led to catastrophic outcomes. He suggests that commitment from the highest levels of the government must be involved in addressing this issue. An overview of the federal resources that are mobilized to deal with the issues of pandemic influenza is offered.
ACCESSION #
23082483

 

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