Everybody is affected by a pandemic, but not everyone is affected equally. That’s the sobering conclusion of a new research and policy paper released today by the Wellesley Institute. As the world braces for a possible swine flu pandemic, the need for proper pandemic planning and effective emergency responses is drawn into sharp focus. Ontario’s current health disaster plans recognize the need to address inequities and inequalities, but fail to deliver the funding or resources to meet the requirements of all Ontarians.
Research paper: “Bridging the Preparedness Divide ”
Policy paper: “When It Comes to Pandemics, No One Can Be Left Out ”
Media advisory: “Pandemic plans need to recognize not everyone is affected equally ”