Members of the Alabama National Guard hazardous materials team exit the Montgomery Municipal Court building in Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 5, 2010. The hazardous materials team was called to the building after an envelope mailed to the facility was found containing a powdered substance. A new report from a public health advocacy group says the nation’s readiness to handle health emergencies is slow, short-term and short on funds.
Members of the Alabama National Guard hazardous materials team exit the Montgomery Municipal Court building in Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 5, 2010. The hazardous materials team was called to the building after an envelope mailed to the facility was found containing a powdered substance. A new report from a public health advocacy group says the nation’s readiness to handle health emergencies is slow, short-term and short on funds. Dave Martin AP
Members of the Alabama National Guard hazardous materials team exit the Montgomery Municipal Court building in Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 5, 2010. The hazardous materials team was called to the building after an envelope mailed to the facility was found containing a powdered substance. A new report from a public health advocacy group says the nation’s readiness to handle health emergencies is slow, short-term and short on funds. Dave Martin AP

Are we ready for the next health emergency? Uh, not so much

December 20, 2016 12:47 PM