Readers of this blog are engaged in an informed and intelligent discussion of how policy can, does — and sometimes does not — influence practice. Yesterday we began a discussion of how Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21 might be the (a?) strategic framework for response to the H1N1 virus. I don’t perceive this discussion is completed and hope it will continue — and find new contributors — over today.
I have been given the impression that some of those involved in drafting HSPD-21 are aware of this discussion. Please help us understand original purpose and intent. I promise anonymity. There is an apparent disconnect between this reasonable statement of national strategy and how we have operationalized in response to the current threat. If this is a mistaken impression, please correct it. If there is an explanation, it would be great to have it. The purpose of the discussion is to inform our collective judgment in regard to how — or how not — to develop future policy and strategy.
But whether you have inside information or not, please review the H1N1 related comments made yesterday (and back to Monday). It might be easiest to continue the discussion by accessing the series of comments already begun at: http://www.hlswatch.com/2009/04/29/swine-flu-strategic-goals-and-operational-plans/#comments