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Vt. among best prepared for swine flu epidemic

December 16, 2009
by SUSAN ALLEN
Barre-Montpelier Times Argus

MONTPELIER - Vermont was among eight states leading the nation in emergency preparedness following the swine flu outbreak, according to a study released Tuesday.

"Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism" was conducted for the seventh year by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The study found that the H1N1, or swine flu, outbreak has exposed serious problems in the nation's emergency preparedness, a problem exacerbated by the current economic crisis.

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