Ford Hall Forum: Paul D. Biddinger, MD and Lisa Stone, MD discuss Disaster Preparedness in Massachusetts: Ready? Or not? [audio recording]

Title

Ford Hall Forum: Paul D. Biddinger, MD and Lisa Stone, MD discuss Disaster Preparedness in Massachusetts: Ready? Or not? [audio recording]

Date

03 May 2007

Description

Real and predicted calamities during the last decade have placed a sharp focus on America’s need to prepare for disaster. In particular, Hurricane Katrina showed the nation just how devastating a lack of preparation can be. Massachusetts now faces a host of questions about our ability to respond to emergency situations – whether it is an LNG tank explosion or an avian flu pandemic. Officials are raising their voices to say we need to do more, and do it soon. But is anyone listening? With the State Legislature yet to act on a pandemic preparations bill and hospital emergency rooms throughout the Commonwealth already operating beyond capacity, just how ready is our state to cope with a major disaster? What really needs to be done to prepare? And what are the consequences of inaction?

Source

Ford Hall Forum Collection,1908-2013 (MS113)
MS113.3.1/0216

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Sound recording
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Identifier

MS113.0216

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Duration

1:19:30

Citation

Ford Hall Forum, Biddinger, Paul D., and Stone, Lisa, “Ford Hall Forum: Paul D. Biddinger, MD and Lisa Stone, MD discuss Disaster Preparedness in Massachusetts: Ready? Or not? [audio recording],” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed March 4, 2024, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/15104.

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