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Flu prompts warning to stock up on food

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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Just thought this was an interesting article. Just saying that even though the flu isn't the most dangerous right now, that it could affect deliveries where so many people will end up getting sick.

KINGSTON — People should have a three-week supply of food on hand in the case the current swine flu pandemic worsens, the leader of a town supervisors’ group said last week, and he warned that 40 percent of the workforce could be kept away from their jobs this fall if the outbreak lasts that long.

John Valk Jr., the supervisor of the town of Shawangunk and the president of the Ulster County Supervisors Association, said a worsening pandemic of the H1N1 influenza strain means “our workforce would be slower. Deliveries to stores would slow down, and that is the point of stocking up on 21 days’ worth of supplies. ... As things (get) backlogged, you’d have the things you need at the house.”

Greene County Public Health Director Marie Ostoyich has also advised readiness in the event the flu outbreak becomes more serious. She said briefings from state officials have emphasized that residents be prepared for the disruption of both municipal and commercial services.

Here's a link to the rest of the article:

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/06/21/news/doc4a3db38b31820056977456.txt

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