43 Total Quotes

Mike Leavitt Quotes

This agreement will help speed the process of developing vaccines we will need to fight an outbreak if the avian flu starts to spread rapidly through the human population.
Mike Leavitt
#Agreement

What's the probability of (a pandemic) happening again during the next decade? We don't know, but the warning signs are clearly troubling ? so troubling that no nation on Earth can afford to ignore this,
Mike Leavitt
#Decade

Any community that fails to prepare with the expectation that the federal government will, at the last moment, be able to come to the rescue will be tragically wrong. There is no way in which 5,000 different communities can be responded to simultaneously.
Mike Leavitt
#Community

Avian flu or H5N1 is still primarily a disease among animals, ... Human deaths have been almost exclusively among humans who came into contact with infected birds. The virus has not shown itself to be easily transmitted from person to person and, unless it does, will not result in pandemic.
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#Animals

Providing healthcare professionals and patients with clear and concise information about prescriptions will help ensure safe and optimal use of drugs, which translates into better health outcomes for patients and more efficient delivery of healthcare.
Mike Leavitt
#Healthcare

The natural evolution now will be for the shelters to see the pace of patient influx slow, and that is now happening,
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#Evolution

There is no reason for anyone to delay or go without it, ... The vaccine is available and supply for flu season is good.
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#Delay

Starting today, October 24th, we're making influenza shots available to everyone, ... There's no reason for anyone to delay or go without their seasonal flu shot.
Mike Leavitt
#Delay

is based on the best available science instead of ideology.
Mike Leavitt
#Ideology

Scientists properly worry that it may mutate in a way that will allow it to become transmissible among people.
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#People

Texas has been providing immediate and life-saving services to thousands of its neighbors in the wake of this disaster, and our nation is grateful,
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#Disaster

You can, as a Utah company -- or a Silicon Valley company with a Utah operation -- rest with some certainty that you will have power,
Mike Leavitt
#Certainty

These approvals will now allow those infected with HIV more access to these life-saving drugs within our country.
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#Country

These approvals will now allow those infected by HIV more access to these lifesaving drugs within our country, ... Generic products help reduce costs to patients.
Mike Leavitt
#Country

We may be the first generation in human history with the ability to do something in advance of this.
Mike Leavitt
#Ability

We have all been touched by this tragedy and profound sadness, grief and anger are normal reactions that many people may experience, ... We want people to know that we have a nationwide team of crisis counseling experts available to help people through their grief and loss.
Mike Leavitt
#Anger

H5N1 is mostly an animal disease today. To stop it from spreading to humans, we have to stop it in birds,
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#Disease

A pandemic is different than any other disaster that we've ever managed.
Mike Leavitt
#Disaster

Anyone who thinks the federal government can come to the rescue at the last moment does not understand the complexities of this situation.
Mike Leavitt
#Government

We've identified 2,600 beds in hospitals in the 12-state area. In addition to that, we've identified 40,000 beds nationwide, should they be needed,
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#Hospitals

We are very concerned about the public health issues,
Mike Leavitt
#Health

There is no reason for you to go without your medicines, medicines you need, or for you to pay more than you owe.
Mike Leavitt
#Reason

Our nation has recently been focused on avian or bird flu and the threat it presents for a future worldwide pandemic, ... I want to emphasize that we do not have a human flu pandemic right now.
Mike Leavitt
#Future

Every community is different and requires a different approach,
Mike Leavitt
#Community

The federal government can deliver stockpiles of medication and supplies to a city in the U.S. in a matter of hours, but it is distribution at the state and local level that defines victory,
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#Government

We did take a step forward in the process, ... Sometimes action isn't always yes and no. Sometimes it requires additional thought.
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#Action

We have warning in a way no other generations has had.
Mike Leavitt
#Generations

Pandemics are global in nature, but their effects are always local.
Mike Leavitt
#Nature

This laboratory test is a major step forward in our ability to more quickly detect cases of H5 avian influenza and provides additional safeguards to protect public health.
Mike Leavitt
#Ability

Some of the insurance plans did not properly anticipate the level of service that would be required on this group, and were understaffed. We have worked with the plans to make sure those staffing levels were adjusted accordingly.
Mike Leavitt
#Service