Is Your State Ready for the Bird Flu?

Source: Jennifer Ginn, State News, Vol. 51 no. 5, May 2008

A third of your staff is absent because they or their family members are sick. Essential services like water and garbage pickup are falling by the wayside due to sick workers. Hospitals are filled past capacity and essential medical supplies, such as ventilators, are in short supply. What do you do? Those were just some of the questions facing a group of about 30 legislators in March during the Policy Forum on Pandemic Readiness and Emergency Preparedness, conducted by The Council of State Governments through educational support from Roche Laboratories.

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