The Role of Medical Systems in Homeland Defense

U.S. medical system is the world’s finest in many respects. However, few if any American hospitals are properly staffed & equipped to deal with this year’s hurricanes, much less one or more new terrorist attacks that could cause thousands of casualties.

Isolation & Quarantine: How, When, and How Much

From the Black Plague through colonial days to SARS outbreaks, the practice of isolating infected people from the rest of society has been considered a necessary evil. It has not always been a helpful one, & healthcare professionals have paid the price.

Dennis Atwood, National Program Manager, MMRS

The MMRS national program manager discusses the program & comments on how local MMRS managers are planning to use community resources to respond to mass-casualty events until external assistance arrives and is operational.
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