Pandemic Readiness is All Local
February 2, 2006
by Anita Manning
Your chance of surviving a flu pandemic could depend on where you happen to live.
The USA has a federal pandemic plan. But in an emergency, it will be the local response that matters the most, says Jeffrey Levi, senior policy adviser at the Trust for America's Health
, who spoke here Wednesday at a meeting of flu experts.
"The basic day-to-day, where the rubber hits the road for pandemic preparedness is being left to state and local governments," he says.
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