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11-01-2005, 11:16 AM

Bush announcing flu pandemic plans (http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/conditions/11/01/us.flu.plan/index.html)

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President Bush, at this hour, is announcing $7.1 billion in supplemental funding to help the United States plan for a flu pandemic. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt told CNN the money will help local communities get ready to take care of patients locally if such an event strikes. "It's a sweeping plan to prepare with vaccines, with antivirals and preparation plans in every state and local community," Leavitt said.