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May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

Federal plan emphasizes resilience in national preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The federal agency tasked with shoring up the nation's preparedness against a host of public health emergencies released a plan yesterday to help it and other partners focus and coordinate steps to meet national preparedness objectives.

Jun 02, 2011

Jun 02, 2011

Pandemic preparedness after H1N1: Remember--If you've seen one pandemic, you've seen one pandemic

More than 4 years ago, CIDRAP recognized the vital role businesses would play in protecting their employees and keeping critical products and services available during a pandemic of potentially dire consequences.

Feb 28, 2011

Feb 28, 2011

State, local lawmakers ponder paid sick leave legislation

(CIDRAP News) – Connecticut lawmakers are set to debate a law that would require most employers to offer paid sick leave, armed with the results of a new survey that suggests that San Francisco workers benefitted from a similar law.

Nov 10, 2010

Nov 10, 2010

Pandemic report warns against 'flu fatigue,' complacency

(CIDRAP News) – A review of several after-action pandemic assessments released today shows that earlier investments in emergency preparedness were helpful, but serious gaps such as low flu vaccination rates in minority groups and continued erosion of public health infrastructure could undermine response to the next national health emergency.

Sep 30, 2010

Sep 30, 2010

Studies explore working in a pandemic, working sick

(CIDRAP News) – A new study suggests that about half of essential workers, such as police and emergency medical personnel, might be unwilling to work during a serious pandemic. Meanwhile, another study indicates that it's common for employees in private industry to work while sick with flu-like symptoms.

Both studies were published on Sep 25 in an early online edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Aug 13, 2010

Aug 13, 2010

'It's Over': WHO calls H1N1 'post-pandemic'--what does that mean to you?

This week brought another milestone to the human-influenza history book. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday declared that the novel H1N1 influenza pandemic is over, that it has "largely run its course."

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