The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease
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OSTP: Office of Science and Technology Policy, a new agency in the Executive Office of the President; abolished (under a slightly different name) in 1969, revived in the Fall of 1976.
PERT: Program evaluation review technique. (Originally for weapons-systems.)
PHS: Public Health Service, a major administrative division of the Department of Health, Education and Wel-
WHO: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. fare (not to be confused with the commissioned corps of the same name which staffs many positions but by no means all in that division).
PMA: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Washington, D.C.
R&D: Research and Development.
VA: Veterans Administration.