Friday, June 5, 2009

H1N1 - out of media spotlight but not gone

For those of you who think that because media coverage of H1N1 has dropped off, the scare is over, think again!

This article summarizes the U.S. preparations for a second wave of H1N1 that is expected to hit the U.S. (and the Northern Hemisphere in general) in the fall. The article mentions a Trust for America's Health report that finds that "while the investment in pandemic planning and stockpiling of antiviral medications have paid off, recent cuts in public health departments have meant many did not have adequate resources to carry out flu plans."

So, the bottom line is stay vigilant and encourage your lawmakers to invest in public health! Click here and enter your zip code to find your lawmakers' contact information.

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