News & Perspective

Apr 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018

News Scan for Feb 23, 2018

Japan clears new flu drug
UK Zika vaccine project
Avian flu epi report
Yellow fever in Brazil
Public health readiness

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

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.

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