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SARS: How Effective Is The State And Local Response?

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Location: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing entitled "SARS:  How Effective Is The State And Local Response?"  examining the coordination of response to individual outbreaks among local, state, and Federal officials as well as between government officials and the private sector.  The Subcommittee examined what state and local officials are doing to anticipate and respond to the disease.  These responses need to be adequately supported at the Federal level.  In addition, the private sector also needs to have timely information and assistance.


Panel 1

  • Julie L. Gerberding
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Michael T. Osterholm
    Professor, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Anthony S. Fauci
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
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Panel 2

Panel 3

  • Lawrence O. Gostin
    Center for Law and the Public Health, Georgetown University
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  • Vickie Grunseth
    Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • Bruce R. Cords
    Vice President
    Environment, Food Safety & Public Health, Ecolab Inc.