While the US government may stockpile vaccine and antiviral medication, Uncle Sam also wants you to fight any outbreak of pandemic influenza.
The “National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza—Implementation Plan,” released in early May by the US Homeland Security Council, sets out the federal government's actions in the event of a potential pandemic, along with the roles of state and local governments, public health agencies, physicians, hospitals, businesses, and citizens.
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