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Fully 56% of hospitals reported changing patient care or delaying therapy because of drug shortages.
In one key category, under 7% of countries scored in the highest tier.
A task force will identify priorities and monitor progress, and HHS will coordinate efforts.
They say the world is not prepared for a pandemic.
Researchers find no difference in health worker infections from flu, other viruses.
"The fact that Congress passed this bill is acknowledgement that health security is national security."
Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.
The experts also called for 3 new pandemic candidate vaccine viruses.
Experts agree that the next flu pandemic could well be devastating—and how ill-prepared the world is.
The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.
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