Wednesday, January 14, 2009

REPORT - Getting Beyond Getting Ready for Pandemic Influenza

The House Homeland Security Committee released a majority staff report
today indicating the country is not ready for Pandemic Flu. The report
is entitled "Getting Beyond Getting Ready for Pandemic Influenza"

According to the press release, the report "examines the Nation's state
of preparedness and response capabilities in the event of a pandemic
influenza outbreak. It identifies sixteen weaknesses in the outgoing
Bush Administration's approach to get prepared for pandemic influenza.
In addition, the report provides fifteen critical recommendations for
what Congress, the incoming Administration, and the public and private
sectors can do to achieve National readiness to combat this threat."

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