Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Released earlier this year, the movie “Contagion” illustrates pandemic panic. Some say cuts in public health programs could make events in the film a reality.
Compounding matters, scientists recently created a highly transmissible form of the deadly virus that causes bird flu. Below, experts consider the ramifications: Dr. Ruth Berkelman, director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research at Emory University; and Art Kellermann and Melinda Moore, who work at the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit policy and decision-making institution.
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