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Laurie Garrett Offers Insight into Effectively Coping with Global Disease

By: Jaime Neely - Published: • References: thelavinagency & youtu.be
Laurie Garrett is one of the world's leading experts on global healthcare and pandemics. In this powerful speech, she discusses possible global spread of the 'bird flu,' also known as the H5N1 flu.

Laurie Garret begins her speech with a brief overview of H5N1, which first emerged in China in the 1990s. As of right now, 55 countries have been exposed to the virus, but none in the Americas. Laurie Garrett draws parallels between H5N1 and the flu of 1918. Her main concern is the actions -- or lack of actions -- governments are taking to prepare for an outbreak of this lethal disease. She criticizes governments, namely the American federal and state governments, for failing to effectively devise a strategy for coping with a potential outbreak. From containment policies to a national vaccine, Laurie Garrett provides insightful commentary on how to prepare for this deadly disease. Stats for Preparing for Pandemics Trending: Older & Chilly
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