Guess what, the HHS IG did do a lengthy examination of the government's response to the swine flu in 2009. Let's tweet out a few key findings ....
"On the whole, the response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic was successful."...
..."Challenges and opportunities for
improvement were identified in a wide range of areas for which additional efforts and
dialog are needed to ensure the nation’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from
a future pandemic or other public health emergency."
"Because the pandemic could have been worse, 2009 H1N1 did not test the nation’s response capabilities to its limits. ...Many small deficiencies in the 2009 H1N1 response would have been major problems had the disease been more severe."
"It is important to understand that the occurrence of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic has not reduced the risk of a future, severe pandemic or altered the timeframe on which it may
That's why such reports are done -- to provide policy-makers with information to fix potential problems that the IG has identified. Full report here -->
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