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Pandemic Preparedness

Pretense and Defense of Our Skin in the Game

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The world is ever smaller. Flu strains incubating in China can be in New York or LA or DC in the span of a day. This is a world in which an incurable bacterial disease, spread by a tiny insect native to Asia, decimates the citrus crop in Florida.

City Prepares For Zombie Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.24.2012 | Weird News

Grab your zombie bullets and your running shoes, the undead have reached Maine! Just days after the federal government denied the existence of zomb...

Pharma Industry Pledges Pandemic Vaccines And Know-How In Landmark Deal

Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

Virus samples will be shared globally in exchange for vaccines produced from them under a landmark deal to improve preparedness for a flu pandemic, di...

Why Weren't H1N1 Vacccines Available for Our Children Before School Started?

Sen. Bob Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bob Graham

Whether the threat is from naturally occurring disease or bioterrorism, the United States needs to be able to produce vaccines and other medicines faster and less expensively.

The Coming Ethical Crisis: Oxygen Rationing

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

One of the questions that will face our society when a future pandemic proves more deadly is how our public health authorities ought to allocate ventilators.

Marcus Baram

Flu Pandemic: U.S. Still Not Prepared, Warns Government Watchdog | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are still major gaps in national and state plans to prepare for an influenza pandemic, according to recent reports issued by the Government Acco...

Jason Linkins

GOP Stripped Flu Pandemic Preparedness From Stimulus [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[UPDATED, below] [with reporting from Ryan Grim] Remember way back in the day, President Obama delivered his Not Really The State Of The Union addre...