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October 31, 2005

How did communities fare in the 1918 pandemic?

"Most communities were woefully unprepared for the health crisis they faced," said Higgins, who is focusing his research efforts on the ability of Pennsylvania cities to respond. "Those cities that passed muster, relatively speaking, had been building a strong medical infrastructure for decades, and had sound public health policies based more upon science than politics.  I'm not sure that's the case today."

Wise words, read more here.

Posted by dymaxion at October 31, 2005 11:41 AM

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