Homeland Security Watch

News and analysis of critical issues in homeland security

July 20, 2006

New report on state pandemic preparedness

Filed under: Biosecurity — by Christian Beckner on July 20, 2006

The National Governors Association released a report this week intended to serve as a guide for governors and state officials to prepare for the pandemic flu. The press release is here, and notes four key principles to guide state-level activity that are stressed in the report:

  • The effects of a pandemic flu will be broad, deep and simultaneous, and states must focus resources to ensure continuation of essential services.
  • Medical response capability in a pandemic will be limited, strained and potentially depleted during a pandemic.
  • Government must work closely with the private sector to ensure critical operations and services are maintained.
  • A pandemic will force many key decisions to be made in a dynamic environment of shifting events, and partnerships must be built now and tested to ensure appropriate and rapid action.

It’s a solid report, the latest in a gathering wave of pandemic flu preparedness guides. A worthwhile read for state officials.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
  • LinkedIn

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>