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Communicating News of an Outbreak

By and Journalist’s Trade March 15, 2007

For those who will bear the responsibility of communicating to journalists during an outbreak of pandemic flu, the preparation comes in the daily exchanges they are having already with reporters and in working internally to establish guidelines for how best to get information out to the public in ways that are trustworthy and timely. Read more

Spring 2007: Avian Flu Introduction

By Journalist’s Trade March 15, 2007

"The Next Big Health Crisis—And How to Cover It" brought journalists together with scientists, public health officials, medical experts, academic researchers, law enforcement officers, public policy experts, and Homeland Security officials to talk about how best to prepare for the possible arrival of pandemic flu. Read more

The Terror of Disease

By Journalist’s Trade March 15, 2007

John M. Barry concludes his book, “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History,” with the following haunting words. There was terror afoot in 1918. The randomness of death, its speed, and its tendency to kill … Read more

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