‘Silent good’: PHAC appropriate body for pandemic response, but needs reliable resources and more power, say experts

“The problem isn’t a structural one. The problem is governments have ignored repeated, clear directions, and frankly, that’s scandalous,” Mr. Davies said, pointing to the federal auditor general’s 2010 report that found that public health officials were not maintaining a proper accounting of the National Emergency Strategic Stockpile. (The stockpile is a system of 11 warehouses for medical equipment and supplies.) “It’s not quite clear what role PHAC did or didn’t play in this. They operate with [federal] resources and at the direction of government.” 


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