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Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for H1N1 Influenza, August 2009

Published August 7, 2009

The U.S. Presidentís Council of Advisors on Science and Technology produced this August, 2009 report regarding preparations for H1N1 influenza.

The report "examines the strategic issues raised by the likely resurgence this fall of the novel influenza virus called 2009-H1N1. ...The report reviews the full range of response options for minimizing negative impacts from a fall 2009-H1N1 epidemic and provides an integrated set of recommendations about how to think about hard issues and key policy decisions regarding the epidemic. The nationís response to the threat of a fall epidemic involves decisions by government on a wide range of issues --- medical, scientific, social, and financial. We have tried to assess these, keeping in mind your interest in having the best available scientific insights and perspectives to inform your thinking about the nationís response to the continued spread of this new virus."

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