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State Health Commissioner responds to declaration of National Emergency for H1N1


Tennessee Department of HealthTennessee State Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN has this to say in regards to President Barack Obama’s declaration of a National Emergency for the H1N1 flu panademic, “The Presidential declaration is a proactive step in preparing for a potential increase in illness and facility demands related to H1N1 flu. This virus is spreading rapidly, and there is the potential for healthcare systems to become overburdened. This administrative statement will allow healthcare facilities to request specific waivers from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to allow them to initiate their disaster plans quickly in response to increased demand.  We stand ready to support our healthcare partners as they work with us to protect the health of all Tennesseans.”

The statement released by President Obama read as follows: «Read the rest of this article»

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