posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 03:35 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Warning an outbreak may be inevitable, the White House on Saturday conducted a test of its readiness for a feared bird flu
pandemic and said federal agencies fared "quite well" without offering any details.
Cabinet secretaries, military leaders and other top officials took part in the four-hour tabletop drill, which officials said was designed to assess
the level of federal preparedness for a possible outbreak of bird flu or another deadly virus.
"This is about being ready for what inevitably will come," Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said.
But the White House refused to divulge details about the exercise and the test results, and officials said afterward that it was clear that state and
local governments would have to assume a leading role.
My suspicious nature makes me think this is all for show...and for a call to start buying your tamiflu NOW...
Get em while they're hot!