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CDC Back-Burners Healthcare Facilities' Nuclear War Prep to Focus on Flu Epidemic


By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) postponed its briefing on preparation for nuclear war and replaced it with guidance on responding to severe influenza, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.
 
The previously scheduled briefing raised concerns in the wake of the president’s tweet about North Korea and a nuclear button.
 
But the CDC changed the topic for its Jan. 16 briefing due to the spike in flu cases around the country.
 
The agency said it will reschedule the topic on nuclear detonation response but didn’t list a new date.
 
Read the article.
 
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.

 

 

 

 

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