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Despite past disasters U.S. still not ready to cope biological attacks and flu pandemics

December 27, 2007
News-Medical.Net

According to a newly released report the U.S. remains unprepared to deal with disasters such as biological attacks and flu pandemics. The report by the Trust for America's Health says many states still lack a stockpile of drugs, masks, gloves and other equipment needed to battle with a pandemic despite five years of constant and detailed warning. The report says until all states measure up, the United States is not safe and also says overall federal funding for state and local preparedness has declined. Trust for America's Health is a nonprofit organisation which has been issuing reports every year for five years.

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