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Editorial: Our state behind in emergency prepping

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 Today arrived with amusement or laughter about the Mayan Prophecy of Dec. 21, 2012, warning of an end of some kind. On a serious note, America’s preparedness for emergencies — from salmonella-tainted food outbreaks to weather disasters to bioterrorism — is declining.

 

 A new study, released this week, found that 45 states failed to meet eight of 10 measures used to measure public health preparedness.

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