Whom can we count on?
Researchers recently asked health care professionals — the people we need most at such a time — what they would do during a pandemic. Apparently, over 40 percent of them said they would not show up to help out at all, according to a study released today by scientists at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
"The public health workforce will play a critical role in managing an influenza pandemic, but the workforce is not yet prepared for this crisis. We need more training for public health workers, particularly for those in technical and support roles, so they clearly understand the importance of their work in the event of a pandemic," said Johns Hopkins researcher Daniel J. Barnett in a prepared statement.
Until then, be ready to take care of yourself, I guess. ☼