Drug company Roche to speak about pandemic preparedness to Angelenos during Town Hall
| 04.06.2007 | 06:46:25 | Views: 3810 | ID:
April 6 '07: To help the City of Los Angeles learn about pandemic preparedness, Town Hall Los Angeles and the President and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Roche, George Abercrombie, will hold a pandemic preparedness event later in April, a press release from Town Hall Los Angeles announced.
The goal of the event will be to help raise awareness about the implications of a pandemic which could arise from an outbreak of the H5N1 avian flu virus, or other disease causing a massive slow-down in the nation's economy and services sectors as well as citizens' general way of life, the press release announce.Town Hall cited a report released by Trust for America's Health which found that an outbreak could cause as much as $686 billion in financial losses. "The threat of a global pandemic is very real and world governments, global health authorities and multinational companies... need to be prepared for this potential global public health crisis. When, how severe, and will we be prepared when a pandemic hits are the important questions," Abercrombie said.
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