Sunday, May 7, 2017

The U.S. Is Not Ready For A Pandemic

U.S. News And World Report: If a Pandemic Hits, the U.S. Isn’t Ready

The federal government hasn’t adequately implemented what was learned from the recent Ebola outbreak, a former Air Force Chief of Staff says.

The threat of a global pandemic is growing at a time when the U.S. government is not adequately prepared to respond to one, according to a recent study.

Misinformation about vaccines, the absence of a clear plan for coordination among federal agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Defense Department, and a need to improve public awareness about the threat posed by a biologic outbreak are among the factors that make the possibility of large and deadly pandemics increasingly likely, according to the study from Texas A&M University's Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.

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WNU Editor: No one can ever be ready for a pandemic.

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