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Crisis Plans Found Lacking

December 7, 2005
by Edie Lau
Sacramento Bee

California has made minimal progress in preparing for bioterrorism or a major natural disease outbreak, according to a new assessment, despite sharp critiques by independent observers over the past two years and recent scrutiny by the Legislature. The state's bioterror readiness remains mediocre, judging from ratings issued Tuesday by a nonprofit health advocacy group in Washington, D.C., which gave California a score of five out of 10 points possible. The state received the same score last year.

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