Experts Say America Is Unprepared For Next Biological Threat

posted by 700WLW Digital Staff - 

Exactly 100 years after the Spanish Flu, which killed more people than World War One, experts say the nation is still vulnerable to biological epidemics.  Former Pennsylvania Representative Jim Greenwood says the Blue Ribbon Study Panel On Bio-defense is working to change that.  The panel recently released a report that says if the Spanish Flu were to hit America today, 33-million people around the world could die in just six months.  Greenwood says with low vaccination rates and millions of people flying across the globe each day, the potential for viruses to spread is increasing.  The recent report highlights dozens of recommendations for lawmakers to strengthen their biodefense. 

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