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State Bioterror Fund Shift to Cities Gets Nod

June 1, 2004
Reuters

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson on Tuesday received congressional blessing to shuffle $55 million in public health counter-terrorism funds from states to cities... It's a crazy choice to be making here. It's like driving a car with one tire: do you put it on right side or left side?" said Shelley Hearne, executive director of the nonprofit Trust for America's Health. "I wish we could see a smart and strategic investment that strengthens both our cities and our states."

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