Cities Fret Over How to Quickly Deliver Vaccines

August 1, 2005
by Mimi Hall
USA Today

The scenario is chilling: People start showing up sick at a big-city hospital. Millions more fear they've been exposed to a deadly disease. Drugs that could save them were delivered from the federal government's secret stockpile to a nearby airport. And people know they have only 48 hours to take the medicine if they hope to survive... ...The nation's public health system is "one of the weakest links in our national defense," says Shelley Hearne, director of the non-profit Trust for America's Health.

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