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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 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.
The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.
Even an epidemic in a far-off country could do major damage to the US economy, experts say.
The Trump administration is making no effort to prioritize game-changing flu vaccines, the experts say.
"It seems we've lost an understanding of the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic."
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