Preparing for the 2009 Pandemic Flu, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, September 15, 2009 [open pdf - 4MB]
From the statement of Henry A. Waxman: "Today's hearing on the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu is a continuation of this committee's ongoing interest in learning more about and staying on top of this developing and continuing situation. The hearing builds on the work of Chairman Pallone's Health Subcommittee, which held an initial hearing on the issue earlier this year. From then until now, one thing has become crystal clear, even as events continue to evolve. As a Nation, we must be prepared for whatever the H1N1 virus brings in its path, to fight it as best we can, and to ensure adequate and appropriate resources to treat those who fall seriously ill. […] When the Health Subcommittee first met 6 months ago, there was much we did not know about H1N1 virus. We didn't know how dangerous the virus was. We didn't know if there would be a vaccine available. We didn't even know if the virus would return in the fall. Many of those questions have now been answered." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Rick Boucher, Cliff Stearns, Bart Stupak, John Shimkus, Doris O. Matsui, Lee Terry, Henry A. Waxman, Marsha Blackburn, Zachary T. Space, Donna M. Christensen, Anna G. Eshoo, G. L. Butterfield, Joe Barton, John D. Dingell, Greg Walden, Lawrence E. Strickling, and Jonathan S. Adelstein.
Serial No. 111-64
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