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Group: Pandemic could cost U.S. $683 billion;

March 23, 2007
by Jeff Nesmith
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

But Trust for America's Health, which released the economic analyses, said the preparations have concentrated on medical and public health strategies and have failed to take economic damage into account. "The United States is not prepared to face an economic shock of this magnitude," said Jeff Levi, executive director of the organization, which advocates more government action to prepare for the feared outbreak.

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