CBS News - "Experts Lament Cuts in Funds for Disaster Preparedness"
An increasingly interconnected world means that a deadly contagious disease could spread to multiple countries before it has even been identified. Dr. Kevin Chason, director of emergency management at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said the current level of disaster preparedness funding provided to allied hospitals in the New York City area is "very small." "It's not nearly enough...to move generators or buy new generators or move fuel supply pumps around the organization," he said. "It's probably enough to pay a portion of a salary to manage a program." Learn more