Report: U.S. still behind in pandemic preparedness

01/16/2009 | Reuters

U.S. states have done well in stockpiling drugs and preparing vaccines for a possible flu pandemic, but they continue to lag behind in other aspects, such as adequate transportation plans and surge capacity for hospitals, according to a report from the HHS. Experts also say the economic slowdown will affect pandemic preparedness efforts as the government reduces federal funding for such programs.

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