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Pandemic plan

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Diagnostic technologies "will be crucial to the President's plans for a global surveillance and preparedness network and a national bio-surveillance initiative," President Steve Ubl said Nov. 1 in response to a same-day speech by President Bush on his strategy to prepare for a pandemic flu outbreak. Bush's plan includes a request for $251 mil. "to help our foreign partners train local medical personnel, expand their surveillance and testing capacity, draw up preparedness plans, and take other vital actions to detect and contain outbreaks," Bush said during a speech at the National Institutes of Health...

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