A Plan for a Pandemic

President Bush last week unveiled his plan to deal with an outbreak of a disease like bird flu. Here are the highlights of his strategy.

What's the President's plan? His Implementation Plan released last week was the follow-up to the 12-page National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza issued in November. It's not easy reading. Inside the snazzy red, white and blue covers are 227 pages of dense bureaucratese. The White House plan is to try to contain problems overseas, show the country that the President is in command and keep people informed so they will be calmer. Local and state governments are...

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