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    Oklahoma prepares for flu pandemic it hopes will never happen
    KTEN Local News

    OKLAHOMA CITY One flu shot at a time, Oklahoma health care officials are preparing for a calamity they hope never happens -- a flu pandemic that could sicken and kill thousands.

    Huge stockpiles of antiviral drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza are being amassed at secret locations within the state and at a strategic national stockpile. They'll treat Oklahomans infected by the Asian bird flu or some other super-strain of influenza.

    More than 22-thousand doses of the flu vaccine have been administered through a series of exercises across the state in which up to one-thousand people received the vaccine in a single hour

    Doctor Mike Crutcher, Oklahoma's health commissioner, says the challenge is preparing for a pandemic is to diminish human death and suffering.
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