| This press release http://tinyurl.com/3... states that Admiral Vanderwagen, (Stormin Norman during Katrina) will now be in charge of distributing $$$ for battle preparation vs Pandemic Influenza. The AS/ASPR, (formally OPHEP), may be in a better position to oversee money spent in the right places. This guy, by his record, is a Combat Commander, who may function well behind the desk, but may get lost in the never ending bureaucracy of HHS.
All of the earmarked items for funding are about training leadership and command, surveillance and monitoring, prevention and mitigation.
There are still Absolutely NO Flu Soldier training programs for this disease. Most of you know I spend my time working on items such as admission assessment and evaluation, treatment and triage, scope of service tiering, (who gets what and in what order). I am just a staff grunt with what I think are some decent ideas, and I certainly wish I knew for a fact that someone much smarter than me were working in a think tank some where coming up with a plan for what we gonna do when the walk ins, crawl ins and fall ins start showin up.
Project Extreme is the ONLY evidence (sort of a defeatist approach) where I have seen any HHS money spent. The 4.3 hours of training I received last year on the antiquated SNS Ventilators has been the only training I have received, with an exception of the ICS Series online course. I work for these people, (maybe not much longer if they read this) and their doing zip. Haven't heard from them in a year.
Looking For Work In Pandemic. Will Do RT For Food And Shelter. Fluent In Canadian.