From the NY Times: Can the CDC Be Fixed? The coronavirus revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it.
From Wired: How to Practice Emergency Preparedness as Self-Care. It’s not just about buying a lot of stuff from a list. The key to being ready is all about framing your planning with gratitude, rest, and community.
Note the free ebook ( 15 pp) listed also.
From Scientific American: Hurricane Damage Would Be Less Extensive with Stronger Building Codes. Florida’s codes rank high, but those of Texas, Mississippi and Alabama are low.
New report from the GAO: VA COVID-19 Procurements: Pandemic Underscores Urgent Need to Modernize Supply Chain
From Inside Climate News: With Climate Change-Fueled Hurricanes and Wildfire on the Horizon, a Trauma Expert Offers Ways to Protect Your Mental Health. Surviving repeated natural disasters can leave people depressed, anxious and at risk of post-traumatic stress. It helps to be prepared.
From Brandon Greenberg, author of DisasterNet newsletter: The Resilience Equation and the Missing Variable: Adaptive Capacity. https://disasternet.co/r2rblog/2021/6/resilience-equation-adaptive-capacity9