U.S. Flu Report Predicts Chaos

May 3, 2006
by Anita Manning and David Jackson
USA Today

A White House report on pandemic flu paints a grim picture of the social and economic chaos that could overtake the country in a serious outbreak, including widespread illness and 40% absenteeism, potential school closures and travel restrictions... ...The approach that "communities will be on their own" is a concern, says Jeffrey Levi, director of Trust for America's Health, a public health advocacy group. "Where you live shouldn't determine whether and how you are protected," he says. "It should be the same policy across the country who will be prioritized for vaccines or anti-virals, whether schools will be shut down."

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