Over at In Case of Emergency, Jimmy Jazz has completed his review of HSPD 21: Public Health and Medical Preparedness. His series is worth reading, but here's the 30-second version:
- On Biosurveillance, the plan is long on promises but short on deliverables.
- On Countermeasure Distribution, the plan is waaay too optimistic that the local, state, tribal, and federal plans can get coordinated in the timeframe allotted. (That's assuming they can get coordinated at all.)
- On Mass Casualty Care, the plan is great but not doable within the deadlines.
- On Community Resilience, the plan is much too vague, offering little more than some additional training and bland platitudes.
- On Everything Else, the deadlines are ridiculous.