Schwartz, who worked on the State pandemic plan, said because the virus could mutate at any time, public health officials are anxious to see that preparedness extend to communities and households.

“Most organizations and most individuals did not do much to prepare. What’s paying off is at the State level and the public health level,” Schwartz said.

“We have an opportunity to pick up where we left off and develop those plans further so that they are more effective. Then whether that influenza turns worse or not, this fall we will be ready for it.”



(we can only hope that people will be somewhat prepared by Fall as we don’t know if H1N1 will come back stronger or not.-cottontop)