U.S. Must Take Action To Improve Influenza Preparedness, Experts Say

Axios: Pandemic flu is #1 health security concern: WH official
“The U.S. won’t be ready to face a flu pandemic until it improves its vaccines, health care infrastructure, and coordination with other countries — all of which are top priorities for the White House, a National Security Council official said Monday. Speaking at a symposium hosted by Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple public health officials said they agree the U.S. isn’t ready, and needs to improve its yearly seasonal vaccines, which range in effectiveness from below 30 percent to 70 percent…” (O’Reilly, 5/8).

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