George W. Bush in 2005: 'If we wait for a #pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare'
ramlcpa.link/4dci | Imagine if they did not lay the groundwork! Hindsight is always 20/20, but this & our supply chain weaknesses were identified much earler then many know!
In the summer of 2005, President George W. Bush was on vacation.....when he began flipping through an advance reading copy of a new book about the 1918 flu pandemic. He couldn't put it down.
When he returned to Washington, he called his top homeland security......and gave her the galley of historian John M. Barry's "The Great Influenza," which told the chilling tale of the mysterious plague that "would kill more people than the outbreak of any other disease in human history."
"You've got to read this," Fran Townsend remembers the president telling her. "He said, 'Look, this happens every 100 years. We need a national #strategy.'"
Thus was born the nation's most comprehensive pandemic plan -- a playbook that included diagrams for a global early warning system, funding to develop new, rapid vaccine technology, and a robust national stockpile of critical supplies, such as face #masks and #ventilators, Townsend said.
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Travis Raml, CPA