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September 14, 2005

Bush's speech on avian flu

Read it here.  Here is the relevant bit:

As we strengthen our commitments to fighting malaria and AIDS, we must also remain on the offensive against new threats to public health such as the Avian Influenza. If left unchallenged, this virus could become the first pandemic of the 21st century. We must not allow that to happen. Today I am announcing a new International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza. The Partnership requires countries that face an outbreak to immediately share information and provide samples to the World Health Organization. By requiring transparency, we can respond more rapidly to dangerous outbreaks and stop them on time. Many nations have already joined this partnership; we invite all nations to participate. It's essential we work together, and as we do so, we will fulfill a moral duty to protect our citizens, and heal the sick, and comfort the afflicted.

Stay tuned for more...Thanks to Carrie Conko for the pointer.

Posted by dymaxion at September 14, 2005 01:23 PM

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At the United Nations today, President Bush valiantly called onto the world to gather data for the WHO. I am very thankful the President has issued this call to the world to recognize the threat and act NOW - while we still can.

Posted by: Chris K at September 14, 2005 11:07 PM

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