your appreciation for those in quarantine.'
By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org
prepared to be quarantined for months at a time. When you're talking
to people, voice your appreciation for those in quarantine. Talk about
how they're hometown heroes and doing what they need to be doing in order
to protect the community...'
a mental health professional and program coordinator, State of Colorado
say pandemic is certain --Expert panel tells emergency managers it's
just a matter of when the avian flu will spark a pandemic.
By Stephanie Backus 07 Mar 2009 Many scientists
are now sure that a version of H5N1, or the avian flu, will cause a pandemic
in the future. While speaking to health officials at the National Emergency
Management Summit Thursday, several experts said the issue was no longer
an "if" issue, it was now "when." "Grief
and loss is a certainty in planning for the pandemic," said P.J.
Havice-Cover, a mental health professional and program coordinator for
the state of Colorado. "You can respect and normalize people's grieving
processes by giving them updates on progress. Don't just ignore the losses.
If you're in a position to inform the public, talk about it. Community
memorial services are very important." She
said it was also important to be prepared to be quarantined for months
at a time. Quarantine could be an important part of the fight against
a pandemic. "When you're talking to people, voice your appreciation
for those in quarantine. Talk about how they're hometown heroes and doing
waht they need to be doing in order to protect the community,"
Management Summit Agenda --PRECONFERENCE
March 4, 2009
10:15 a.m. Managing Medical
Medical Surge Capacity
Patient Diversion and Tracking
Altered Standards of Care
Mass Fatality Planning [!]
MOU's and Interagency Cooperative Efforts
Alternate Care Facilities [Hmm...
I don't like the sound of (KBR, Blackwater) that one.]
11:45 a.m. Legal
and Ethical Trends in Emergency Management [I got my own 'legal
and ethical trend' right here, dirtbags!]
Key Elements and Issues in Conducting and Evaluating Disaster Drills in
the Health Care Sector
mixing process, called reassortment, is one of two ways pandemic viruses
are created.' Baxter
admits sending live avian flu viruses to subcontrator --People familiar
with biosecurity rules are dismayed by evidence that human H3N2 and
avian H5N1 viruses somehow co-mingled [!] in the Orth-Donau facility.
27 Feb 2009 The company that released contaminated flu virus material
from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product
contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. And an official of the World
Health Organization's European operation said the body is closely monitoring
the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International's
research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria.
Livermore germ lab opens
--Scientists developing 'countermeasures' for bubonic plague, anthrax,
Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever, tularemia, brucellosis or undulant
fever; researching flu, tuberculosis and SARS 02 Feb 2008 A high-security
laboratory where deadly microbes are being grown by scientists seeking
defenses against terrorist attacks began operating in Livermore last
week without public announcement, and opponents said Friday that they
will go to federal court in an effort to close the facility down. The
facility is known as a Biosafety-level 3 laboratory where... more than
40 potentially lethal disease-causing bacteria, viruses and fungi are
awarded Homeland Security contract worth up to $385M 24 Jan
2006 KBR said Tuesday it has been awarded a contingency contract from
the Department of Homeland Security to supports its Immigration and
Customs Enforcement facilities in the event of an emergency. The maximum
total value of the contract is $385 million and consists of a 1-year
base period with four 1-year options. The contract, which is effective
immediately, provides for establishing temporary detention and processing
capabilities to expand existing ICE Detention and Removal Operations
Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants
into the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs,
KBR said. The contract may also provide migrant detention support to
other government organizations in the event of an immigration emergency,
as well as the development of a plan to react to a national emergency,
such as a 'natural' disaster, the company said.
to carry out 'military missions' during pandemic, WMD attack
28 Jan 2009
to 'augment civilian law' during pandemic or bioterror attack
11 May 2007
flu recreated in the lab 07 Oct 2004 UK Scientists have shown
that tiny changes to modern flu viruses could render them as deadly
as the 1918 strain which killed millions. A
US team added two genes from a sample of the 1918 virus to a modern
strain known to have no effect on mice. Animals exposed to
this composite were dying within days of symptoms similar to those found
in human victims of the 1918 pandemic.
killer flu secrets revealed 05 Feb 2004 Scientists have worked
out how the virus which caused the world's worst flu epidemic infected
man. They believe the virus, which claimed the lives of up to 50m people
around the world, jumped from birds to humans. The breakthrough, published
in Science, should help doctors identify which future bird viruses pose
a threat to man at an earlier stage.
up! This is how the US government might bail out the bailouts.
Price (lori at legitgov dot org)
09 Mar 2009
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