Swine flu's lesson: We're not ready for anything virulent

December 15, 2009
by Robert McCoppin
Daily Herald

"This should be a wake-up call, but it's more like a snooze alarm," said Dr. Irwin Redlener, director of The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University in New York. He teamed up with the non-profit group Trust for America's Health on a report to be released Tuesday detailing deficiencies in the response to H1N1 and recommending changes in how future health emergencies are handled.

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