15 Total Quotes

Georges Benjamin Quotes

Nations are dealing with this on their own because of fears of an impact on trade. We continue to see situations where nations are not as aggressive as they could be off the bat.
Georges Benjamin
#Nations

This is mosquito country. There is the risk of explosive breeding of mosquitoes, as well as rats and rodents.
Georges Benjamin
#Country

No one should fool anyone that this is going to happen overnight ... because the health system is so complex.
Georges Benjamin
#Fools And Foolishness

It's an illusory cost-shift. These people just don't have the money.
Georges Benjamin
#Money

I think the overall response was deplorable in terms of the timing and there's plenty of blame go around, but I think the overall public health response was heroic.
Georges Benjamin
#Blame

People are eating out of (non-working) refrigerators. They think it's good because it's still a little cool.
Georges Benjamin
#People

A lot of the problems occur when people think everything's back to normal when in fact it isn't.
Georges Benjamin
#People

If we do all this work, and there's no pandemic, you still have 36,000 people die every year of seasonal flu, and you could make a big dent in that. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
Georges Benjamin
#People

What often happens in a situation like this is people latch onto very concrete things, like buying vaccine. That's not readiness. That's stockpiling. We have got to have first responders who know what their role is, people who can get shots into people's arms quickly, and hospitals who can handle patients.
Georges Benjamin
#People

This comparative information is extremely important because it is an indication that we as a nation have not achieved optimal health.
Georges Benjamin
#Information

There's a wave here and we should ride it. It's a terrible tragedy that's potentially there, but we should use it as an opportunity to address what we believe are long-standing areas of neglect in rebuilding the public health infrastructure.
Georges Benjamin
#Tragedy

People are eating out of (nonworking) refrigerators. They think it's good because it's still a little cool.
Georges Benjamin
#People

In an era during which new and re-emerging diseases, such as the H5N1 avian flu virus, are potential public health threats, Americans should not forget to take the proper precautions to protect their health against the diseases that threaten us today.
Georges Benjamin
#Potential

The genetic evolution we're observing is very worrisome. The threat is real. It's already a pandemic in birds.
Georges Benjamin
#Evolution

The question is: what happens with our existing funding? We've already had $100 million in reductions in public-health grants in the president's 2006 budget request. Public health is still in a big hole.
Georges Benjamin
#100 Million