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One In Six Public Health Workers Unlikely To Respond In Pandemic Flu Emergency

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posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 11:29 AM
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ScienceDaily (July 26, 2009) — Approximately 1 in 6 public health workers said they would not report to work during a pandemic flu emergency regardless of its severity, according to a survey led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings are a significant improvement over a 2005 study conducted by the same research team, in which more than 40 percent of public health employees said they were unlikely to report to work during a pandemic emergency. The new study suggests ways for improving the response of the public health workforce


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If 1 in 6 health workers wouldn't show up I wonder about military presence or other goverment agencies. Seems to me if there was a major outbreak that was natural or man made, it would largely not just be the public that was in a panic but state employees as well, makes you think.




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