News & Perspective

Jul 01, 2014

Jul 01, 2014
Emergency department sign

HHS readiness grants: more for public health, less for hospitals

Overall funding for fiscal year 2014 will be $840 million — a $76 million cut.

Jun 18, 2014

Jun 18, 2014

News Scan for Jun 18, 2014

Polio vaccination in Syria
Preparedness and the ACA

Apr 29, 2014

Apr 29, 2014

Flu Scan for Apr 29, 2014

New H7N9 case in China
Flu risk on planes

Apr 09, 2014

Apr 09, 2014
H1N1 pandemic

Fineberg: 5 years after H1N1, world still not ready for pandemic

Readiness is better now, Fineberg said, "but it's not adequate."

Jan 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014
US Capitol

US budget bill restores some funding for public health

The bill provides increases for the CDC, DHS, and FDA and funds for pandemic readiness.

Jan 10, 2014

Jan 10, 2014

News Scan for Jan 10, 2014

H5N1 patient was young woman
US preparedness funding
Jump in chikungunya cases
Anthrax in republic of Georgia

Dec 05, 2013

Dec 05, 2013
Emergency department sign

New health preparedness index gives US overall good marks

An exhaustive 2-year effort gives the US an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.

Jun 10, 2013

Jun 10, 2013
Researcher using BSL-3 precautions

WHO proposes new pandemic flu alert levels

The WHO today proposed a new pandemic alert system designed to focus more on disease risk than geographic spread.

Apr 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

CDC preparedness funds take hit in proposed 2014 budget

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.

Feb 20, 2013

Feb 20, 2013

Study: Full-time N95 use offers best respiratory protection

(CIDRAP News) – In a new study, Chinese hospital staffers who wore N95 respirators all the time enjoyed significantly lower rates of clinical respiratory illnesses (CRIs) than workers who wore surgical masks or used N95s only for high-risk procedures.

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