Our Wiki partner DemFromCT has this post at DailyKos this morning about a CDC media phone conference/advisory tomorrow on its new Public Service Announcements (PSA) on pandemic flu and its guidelines on community measures that can be taken in the absence of a vaccine. This is the kind of ratcheting up some will see as a new an ominous development, but that’s not my view. Instead I see it as the kind of thing that should to be done well in advance of anything happening, whether it happens or not. It is just good, routine public health practice.
We still need to see what these PSAs and guidelines look like and how much they will stimulate strengthening of the public health infrastructure. It will probably be a mixed achievement, but a step forward is still a step forward. Hat tip to Dem for alerting us.