Given the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, tensions are high, and Americans are questioning whether or not the virus will spread to the United States.
Following a recent audit, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released afederal report, which showed that if a potential pandemic were to occur, the United States would be “ill-prepared.”
The report stated that, in 2006, Congress “appropriated $47 million in supplemental funding to DHS for necessary expenses to plan, train, and prepare for a potential pandemic.”
The DHS reported that it spent this funding on “personal protective equipment, pandemic research, exercises, and medical counter measures.”
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