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    DemFromCT, jlms qkw

    HHS appears to control distribution.  But, in practice, the cited "other federal officials" (which I believe would be DHS and possibly the White House) would make the final decision.  Based on my years of evaluating emergency exercises, when the plan gets vague, like this, about the identity of decision makers, it usually means trouble.

    Speak the truth, but ride a fast horse.

    by Deep Harm on Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 07:25:54 AM PST

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    •  yep and partly why I am asking (2+ / 0-)
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      Deep Harm, jlms qkw

      you and I have discussed before the vagueness of DHS vs HHS, which GAO has also criticized.

      Thank you.

      GAO finds gaps in federal pandemic planning

      Sep 11, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – In an analysis of the US government's pandemic influenza preparedness plan, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) yesterday called on federal agencies to clarify their leadership responsibilities and recommended interagency testing and training exercises to improve preparedness.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 07:32:27 AM PST

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