S. Hrg. 111-910: H1N1 Flu-2009, Hearings before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate of the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, April 29, 2009, Coordinating the Federal Response, September 21, 2009, Protecting Our Community, Field Hearing in Hartford, Ct, October 21, 2009, Monitoring the Nation's Response, November 17, 2009, Getting the Vaccine to Where it is Most Needed   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the opening statement of Joseph I. Lieberman: "We are in the midst of a growing public health emergency whose ultimate course is not clear. [...] The reassuring news, I believe, is that this is a case in which our government was prepared for the crisis, as best one can be prepared for a swine flu outbreak whose course is not clear, and our top government officials responsible for responding have done so, I think, with great strength and effect. The fact is, as I said, that we do not know the course that this disease will follow. It is possible, as some have suggested, that the incidence of swine flu may diminish in the weeks ahead and then return with a vengeance in the flu season later this year. So the American people are understandably anxious and want to know what they can do to protect themselves and what their government is doing and will do to protect them from swine flu." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph I. Lieberman, Susan M. Collins, John McCain, Jon Tester, George V. Voinovich, Mark L. Pryor, Roland W. Burris, Lindsey Graham, PaulG. Kirk, Claire McCaskill, Thomas R. Carper, Janet A. Napolitano, Anne Schuchat, Wayne Pacelle, Michael R. Milner, Matthew L. Cartter, Peter J. Boynton, Stephen G. Jones, Julie A. Polansky, Roseann Wright, Michael Kurland, Kathleen Sebelius, Nicole Lurie, Alexander G. Garza, and Jeffrey Levi.

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