This 2012 image, was captured inside what is referred to as the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Team Room, in which staff members of the SNS Response and Logistics Branch conduct their duties, during a public health emergency, when stockpile product is deployed. The Team Room is located in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and is where the stockpile coordinates all of the logistics of a response, as seen here, in 2012, during the response for Hurricanes Issac and Sandy.
“CDC’s SNS is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. The stockpile ensures the right medicines and supplies are available when and where needed to save lives.”
“When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that medicine and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, the repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies, simultaneously.”
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