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US bird flu plans failing children, report says

October 17, 2007
by Maggie Fox
Reuters

Federal and state governments have not stockpiled nearly enough flu-fighting drugs, and no one has laid out a coherent plan for what to do with tens of millions of schoolchildren if schools and day-care centers are closed, the experts said. And no federal policies have addressed the issue of parents who would have to choose between losing pay or caring for their children, according to the report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Trust for America's Health.

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