United Parcel Service CEO David Abney discusses U.S. preparedness for avian flu, which is expected to spike this summer

With the potential of an outbreak of swine flu just weeks away, the United States is prepared for an emergency like no other, says the President of the U.S. Postal Service. In an interview…

With the potential of an outbreak of swine flu just weeks away, the United States is prepared for an emergency like no other, says the President of the U.S. Postal Service.

In an interview with The Paper Handy, Chief Executive Officer of United Parcel Service [UPS], David Abney, revealed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had completed a “stress test” of the company’s vaccine delivery network, through which it was able to quickly respond to a pandemic and safeguard private property. In a similar vein, UPS is offering financial support and healthcare services for those affected by the recent storms and flooding, he added.

UPS has some 3.4 million employees in the U.S. Mr. Abney tells us his company is prepared for and supports all forms of political activism, regardless of your level of involvement.

UPS has been an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act for more than 40 years, Mr. Abney says.

Mr. Abney joined the company in 1975, and said, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a medevac helicopter pilot. Through history, Mr. Abney has seen many local and federal governments come and go, but he believes there is still much to be done. “I am very concerned for the United States of America,” Mr. Abney said.

UPS provides care and support for all vulnerable communities, and for voters, he added.

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