News & Perspective

Aug 28, 2009

Aug 28, 2009

We're Beyond Theory, and on to Reality and Execution

The race is on. The next few months will pit all of our preparedness planning (or lack thereof) against a novel H1N1 virus that is certain to sweep through northern hemisphere countries.

Aug 13, 2009

Aug 13, 2009

Predicting disease severity based on history is pure puffery: So what's a responsible planner to do?

It's my job to stay current--even anticipate—--what the world of pandemic influenza will look like over the next months. But you will never hear me predict severity. Never. You deserve better than that! The severity of past pandemics predicts nothing about the current pandemic. Worse, it distracts our attention from what we must do right now.