[**WARNING** EXTERNAL MAIL] [BC-ARES] From Emergency Management Magazine - A Depleted Strategic National Stockpile in a Time of Need
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A Depleted Strategic National Stockpile in a Time of Need
The Strategic National Stockpile was born out of bioterrorism fears and initially included supplies to respond to such an event but evolved to include supplies for other disasters like floods, tornadoes and pandemics.
/ MAY 7, 2020
As states resort to a variety of means and sources to procure the necessary equipment needed to respond to the coronavirus, questions about the role of the Strategic National Stockpile have arisen.
“People who somehow believed it was a bottomless pit filled with everything they can imagine were not paying attention,” Tara O’Toole, a physician and former Department of Homeland Security official, told CNN this week.
Like other issues in emergency preparedness and homeland security, interest, and thus funding, spikes after an event and then wanes as the public loses interest. This happens to the stockpile resources as well.
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