Some Doubt New Bird Flu Plan

1 decade 4 years 1 month ago Wednesday, May 03 2006 May 3, 2006 Wednesday, May 03, 2006 11:55:53 AM CDT May 03, 2006 in News
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But a leading public health authority is less than impressed. Doctor Irwin Redlener of the Columbia University School of Public Health says Phase One of the plan had no promise of federal resources to help hospitals cope with a bird-flu pandemic. Redlener says hospitals can't afford to deal with a bird-flu pandemic. The administration draft being released recommends colleges be ready to select dorms to quarantine the sick. It also suggests airlines put masks on suspect passengers and that employers place workers at least three feet apart. However, the draft does not foresee a closure of U-S borders. It says that's impractical and wouldn't be very effective.

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