Virus mutation - Public hearing
Within the framework of their report on the mutation of viruses and the management of pandemics, Mr Jean- Pierre Door, a deputy, and Mrs Marie-Christine Blandin, a senator, organised on Tuesday 1 December 2009 a public hearing at the Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST) on the topic: 'Faced with A(H1N1) flu and the mutation of viruses, what responses can researchers and the public authorities give?' This public hearing allowed two questions to be addressed: 'How can the spread of viruses be slowed down? How can the right choices be ensured in combating potentially dangerous viruses?' Highly valuable debates allowed dialogue between parliamentarians, professors of medicine, researchers, networks of doctors, and trade unions and representatives of the health authorities: Ministry of Health, Institut de veille sanitaire (Health Surveillance Agency), Sanitaires (Health Emergencies Preparedness and Response Establishment). These speakers were confronted with several intersecting perspectives from the field.
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Virus mutation
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Office Parlementaire dĀ“Evaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques of the French Parliament (OPECST)