Bush Unveils $7.1 Billion Bird Flu Strategy
November 1, 2005
by Jeff Nesmith and M.A.J. McKenna
President Bush outlined a $7.1 billion emergency strategy to prepare the country for an influenza pandemic Tuesday, declaring that "if we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late."...
...Jeffrey Levi of the Trust for America's Health
, a nonprofit group that for the past year has pressed the administration to complete a pandemic flu plan, called the choice of Homeland Security as lead agency "disturbing," saying it is "essentially divorcing the expertise that will be needed to respond to a complicated health threat from the top chain of leadership."
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