Preparedness for Pandemic Flu: Global triage of global resources needed Academic Article uri icon


  • Planning for triage of scarce resources in the face of a flu pandemic is not simply an abstract moral dilemma1: it remains unsolved at the highest levels of international planning. Europe remains two to three years away from a state of preparedness for a flu pandemic. 2 Previous modelling has shown that a massive and focused use of antivirals and vaccines in places where flu may originate—probably developing countries—is vital to mitigating a pandemic. 3 This strategy presupposes that available limited resources will be distributed fairly in …

publication date

  • May 26, 2007