Progress for tomorrow: Preparing for the next disaster
BENJAMIN: That's right. It's the person who is going to show up the scene who is the average citizen that needs to be engaged in many of the planning processes and drills, and we just haven't been able to engage them or simply have not engaged them.
HEALY: So I think if there is a message from this panel, I mean, it is about engaging the individual. That does not mean we don't have to hold our elected official's feet to the fire and the many issues that have been brought up throughout the day. We also identified issues of communications, the matter of PTAs and neighborhood involvement, college campuses. We don't have a plan for our college campuses. I am sure they are all working feverishly on them, but perhaps it's time to have them, to communicate them, and to have our children, our young people know about them. We discussed a little bit about Tamiflu and vaccines, why we don't have vaccines, and clearly that is an issue for tomorrow that we have to put pressure on for today.