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Officials Trying to Reduce Holes in Security Net

September 14, 2004
by Mimi Hall
USA Today

Three years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the USA's airports and borders are more secure, its police and firefighters better trained and equipped, and its citizens more informed about the threat of terrorism. But people involved with the nation's homeland security efforts still cite significant gaps in the safety net... ...In 2002, the Bush administration set out to administer 450,000 vaccines to health care workers. But fewer than 40,000 volunteered. As a result, there's only one health care worker vaccinated for every 23,517 people in New York, according to the non-profit Trust for America's Health.

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