How to fight a pandemic

July 10, 2006
by Mark Hansel
Las Vegas Sun

Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, is critical of the federal government's approach, saying it should provide more direction, planning and funding. In the absence of such guidance, states have been left to develop their own plans. Some, such as California and Nebraska, have taken an aggressive approach and allocated millions of dollars for comprehensive programs and equipment. The California legislature just approved a budget that sets aside $220 million for disaster preparedness.

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