Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from Liberia. Although the thought of Ebola here in our country raises concerns for many people, CDC has been anticipating and preparing for a case of Ebola in the United States.
One wouldn’t necessarily associate the stock market with efforts to prevent disease and save lives, but yesterday the NASDAQ, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC Foundation and the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy came together for just that purpose.
For me, flu prevention is personal. This past weekend I spent time with my two-year-old granddaughter in New York City, and it got me thinking about how important it is for her to get a flu vaccine—and for our entire extended family to get vaccinated as well.