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Profile: Tommy G. Thompson

 
  

Positions that Tommy G. Thompson has held:

  • US Health and Human Services Secretary


 

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Tommy G. Thompson actively participated in the following events:

 
  

September 12, 2001      911 Environmental Impact

       US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announces his agency's emergency response: “CDC has a team on the ground taking air, dust and water samples. This is of utmost concern to health officials. Also, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams will ensure that the process of removing bodies is conducted as safely as possible, and identifications occur as efficiently as possible. The heavy dust that has coated Lower Manhattan following the attack also poses respiratory risks, particularly to our children and elderly citizens. We are well aware that New York has one of the highest childhood asthma rates in the nation, and CDC officials are working with New York authorities to conduct tests and protect our vulnerable residents from high levels of dust in the air.” [US Health and Human Services, 9/12/2001]
People and organizations involved: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Health and Human Services (HSS), Tommy G. Thompson
          

September 14, 2001      911 Environmental Impact

       US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announces after meetings in New York with NY State Governor George Pataki and NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani that the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) will send 35 EIS officers to New York hospitals to assist “health officials and physicians monitor diseases, conduct a medical and health needs assessment, identify existing health problems, such as dust or allergic reactions, determine if there are new medical needs, and if already deployed resources are better used elsewhere.” [US Department of Health and Human Services, 9/14/01]
People and organizations involved: George E. Pataki, Rudolph ("Rudy") Giuliani, Tommy G. Thompson, US Health and Human Services (HSS)
          

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