From a Reuters report earlier in the week:
“Plans must be tested and improved upon. To that end, the administration will conduct an exercise on pandemic preparations and response this Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until noon. This will involve top Cabinet and other government officials, and will be conducted here at the White House.”
Seems like a good use of time for the White House to be having this exercise: leadership and decision-making are one of the most critical and time-sensitive factors in responding to an outbreak or disaster.
I’ll post follow-on news and links about the exercise if and when it becomes available.
Update: Transcript of the press gaggle with Fran Townsend and Michael Chertoff after the exercise.