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Trump Administration Views Influenza As Priority Health Security Issue, WH National Security Council Physician Says

CIDRAP News: Experts review 1918 pandemic, warn flu is global threat
“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with Emory University to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 flu with a symposium about influenza pandemics: when and if they will strike, how ready the United States is to confront a pandemic, and how to do so. … Luciana Borio, MD, of the White House National Security Council, said the administration also sees the threat of pandemic flu as a global health crisis. ‘Flu is our number one health security issue,’ said Borio. ‘We do not close borders to control flu.’ Borio … said that a universal vaccine is a focus of the Trump presidency…” (Soucheray, 5/7).

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