1) The CDC is upgrading capacity and capability at Quarantine Stations throughout the United States.
2) USG is prepping CDC, HHS, and et al, to relocate and continue operations within 12 hours of their primary operating locations being wiped out.
3) USG is now maintaining a year round stockpile of vaccine producing eggs, for the sole purpose of rapidly responding to Zero Day threats.
4) CDC has accepted an UNSOLICITED proposal from Genentech for a nationwide proprietary antiviral distribution network.
5) USG is tying in all pandemic operations and public health operations across all levels of government with law enforcement via the Department of Homeland Security
Its unclear if these actions are specifically tied to H7N9 Bird Flu, but USG did VASTLY start increasing its biomedical counter measure capability in conjunction with H7N9's appearance. Our own opinion is that things like H7N9 have happened thousands of times before but gone unnoticed.
The only thing we really know for sure is that Biomedical industry is getting a lot of money and near term job security thrown at it via tax payer dollars, and that kind of money is not spent without some sort of medical mandate being forced upon the citizenry.
However, there are some intriguing hints in some of the contracts the government is releasing (as we listed above), the following quote indicates all these actions are taking place as a result of a recent inflection point.
"A changing threat environment and recent events emphasize the need for COOP capabilities that will enable AHRQ to continue its essential functions across a broad spectrum of emergencies. COOP planning establishes operational procedures to sustain essential functions if normal operations are not feasible and guides the restoration of AHRQ to full operational status following an emergency. The AHRQ COOP Plan will provide for attaining operational capability within 12 hours and sustaining operations for up to 30 days or longer as the result of a catastrophic event or a national security emergency"
If we had to make a guess, it would appear that the world's players are pre positioning the men and equipment on their chess boards in preparation for the outbreak of World War III. And seemingly, part of USG's chess preparation involves readying for the first volleys (natural or otherwise) of that conflict to be biological in nature.
In the end its not clear if there is an imminent biological threat, but cost effective preparation for such an event is wise. It is also wise to be prepared to have health care mandates forced upon you, regardless of their true necessity.