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U.S. Epidemic Preparedness Is CDC’s Top Priority, Director Redfield Says In WSJ Interview

Wall Street Journal: New CDC Director Targets Opioids, Suicide and Pandemics
“…[I]n his first interview in the role … [CDC Director] Robert Redfield [spoke] of the suicide rate, … [and] also touched on his goals for ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., improving immunization rates, and strengthening public health systems in countries where epidemics are a risk. … Dr. Redfield said his top priority is to protect Americans from major global epidemic threats, namely pandemic flu and antimicrobial resistance. … He said he would work to ensure funding continues for priority epidemic programs…” (McKay, 6/25).

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