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Florida Pandemic Planning, Then And Now
From the Tampa Bay Times, a look at panedemic planning in Florida then, under Jeb Bush, and now, apparently dismantled by those who came later.
"Fifteen years ago, Florida braced for a pandemic.
Officials knew as early as 2005 that an outbreak could devastate the state and infect much of the population. They wrote reports predicting a crisis remarkably similar to the one playing out now: a virus that could infect more than a million Florida residents.
And they responded in force, bolstering the state health department with resources and specialized workers to combat a potential crisis.
But that operation was dismantled by governors and lawmakers more worried about the bottom line, the Tampa Bay Times has found."
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