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Political lead essential to avoid panic when flu strikes

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7525.1099-a (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1099
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The United Nations' official in charge of preparing the world for a possible influenza pandemic has called for a united international response with high level political involvement in each country to prevent panic and general “lock down” of countries as soon as the disease spreads.

    David Nabarro, senior UN system coordinator for avian and human influenza, told members of the House of Lords' Science and Technology Committee that …

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