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Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018
New York Stock Exchange

Studies: Next major outbreak could bring high US job loss

Even an epidemic in a far-off country could do major damage to the US economy, experts say.

Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

News Scan for Jan 11, 2018

Emergency-vaccine risks
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Dengvaxia and kids' deaths
Brazil yellow fever campaign
Cholera vaccination in Zambia

Jan 09, 2018

Jan 09, 2018
Surgical mask and hood

Experts decry lack of flu pandemic readiness, commitment

The Trump administration is making no effort to prioritize game-changing flu vaccines, the experts say.

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

News Scan for Nov 17, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Polio in Afghanistan
Tainted tiny turtles
Pandemic planning guide
US flu rises

Oct 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017
Pandemic/epidemic sign

COMMENTARY: Pandemic preparedness and missed opportunities

"It seems we've lost an understanding of the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic."

Aug 02, 2017

Aug 02, 2017

News Scan for Aug 02, 2017

Zika sexual transmission
Saudi MERS cases
ASPR, surgeon general nods
Pathogens and climate change

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017
Airline pandemic flu testing

World Bank says most nations not ready for pandemic

One recommendations is for all nations to assess preparedness and animal health capacities by 2019.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

Apr 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017
Flooded street

US preparedness index finds sluggish, uneven progress

The annual index found worrying discrepancies among states that create widening gaps, especially in low-income areas and those vulnerable to public health emergencies.

Dec 20, 2016

Dec 20, 2016
Personal protective equipment

Preparedness report card notes state, national gaps and gains

TFAH rated 26 states and Washington, D.C., as 6 or lower on a 10-point scale.

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