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Bush unveils $7.1 billion plan to prepare for flu pandemic

by Pat Coate | November 02, 2005

Washington, DC - President Bush announced Tuesday that he would ask Congress for $7.1 billion in emergency funding to prepare the country for a possible flu pandemic.

In a speech at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Bush said that there had not been an outbreak in the United States or the rest of the world, but stressed that health officials must be ready.

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