Dmitriy Shegelman Essay 3

With this unavoidable threat in mind cornells

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With this unavoidable threat in mind, Cornell’s advantage of having a prepared plan of action for pandemics becomes clearer. The CUIPPRP then goes on to outline four unique phases of response- planning, pandemic alert, pandemic incidence, and recovery, as well as the actions to take at each level. While it may cover most of the planning and response in an appropriate manner, the CUIPPRP has portions that could use mild revision as well as a few strategic additions and/or deletions. The first piece of the plan to modify is the role that early warning systems and general communications will need to play. More emphasis is necessary on the need to spread the word as fast as possible, to as many people as possible, because this is the first line of defense for Cornell- prevention and isolation. Indeed the most powerful tools available to protect Cornell University are to actively prevent any infected people from transmitting the disease, probably by immediate and thorough isolation of the first confirmed cases. This would help in stopping the disease from spreading to the majority of CU (GAO 2009) , and also would prevent the possibility of a more virulent strain evolving by simply stopping the first generation of infectious agent dead in its tracks. After all, infections cannot continue to evolve if initial isolation is successful, and the vectors of transmission are cut off. It then follows that the initial burst of warnings is vital to preventing any further transmission, especially by those that are already infected, but have not yet shown any symptoms at this stage. Unfortunately, the specific channels and forms of media intended to disseminate information are not detailed tested regularly enough (GAO 2009) , which allows for the scenario of an uninformed 2
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carrier to remain oblivious and infect hundreds of Cornellians, or the opposite scenario of a healthy person panicking because of a lack of up-to-the-minute details on the proper actions.
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  • Fall '10
  • Pandemic, Cornell University, disease outbreak, Influenza Pandemic Preparations, global disease outbreak

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