Category Archives: Health

Public Health Preparedness Continues to Erode!


In December an important and I believe accurate report on public health preparedness was issued by a nonprofit org. Extracted from CQ article! http://www.healthyamericans.org/assets/files/TFAH2011ReadyorNot_09.pdf “The health system’s capacity to deliver treatment to the public in emergencies such as bioterrorism attacks … Continue reading

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Public Health and Safety and FEMA!


Would you be surprised that in none of the Statutes or Executive Orders delegating or vesting authority in FEMA is the language “protecting the public health and safety”? Perhaps this is why FEMA through its programs, functions, and activities does … Continue reading

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Much to be Thankful for!


Thanksgiving 2011 coming up. Will be away from the cottage for several days! Friends will be hunting all those days and friends using the cottage while I am away. So far record one day deer take within mile of the … Continue reading

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EXERCISE DARK WINTER-2001!


Seeing “Contagion” reminded me of DARK WINTER EXERCISE. See below: Performing your original search, dark winter exercise, in PubMed will retrieve 4 records. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Apr 1;34(7):972-83. Epub 2002 Feb 19. Shining light on “Dark Winter”. O’Toole T, … Continue reading

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CONTAGION–THE MOVIE!


I saw the movie recently released captioned “Contagion” over the weekend. I highly recommend it and also rereading the following: National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats, National Security Council, November 2009   For those most interested recommend review the exercise … Continue reading

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MENA Analysis


MENA is a common abbreviation for the Middle East and North Africa! The Arab Spring could be an historic turning point for MENA but not yet. Still too soon! But here is what it  looks like to me in the … Continue reading

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Public Health–Hospital Preparedness and Japan!


Looking increasingly like I will need to post on breaking issues in Japanese catastrophe!   One developing story is Groundwater Contamination!   Another is Hospital Preparedness! Apparently the Japanese did not read the report set forth below: Primary source: National … Continue reading

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