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 Jeffrey Koplan - “I think there's a lot of speculation out there that really isn't pertinent or relevant to this investigation at hand.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “We learn something new every day in this investigation ... and apply that information to protect the public's health,”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “We have demonstrated that prevention works and deserves support, ... Nevertheless, as in most areas of public health, support for prevention is frequently more rhetorical than substantive.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “What this isolation of the organism will show us is where were they at a given time and what time was it that it occurred.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “Our intention at this time, and that of the Department of Health and Human Services, is to have enough vaccine available so that anybody who needs it will get it, ... Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “It's been the pattern throughout the world that men have started this and women have joined in later. It just means that having smoked like men, they will die like men.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “Though the risk of contracting inhalation anthrax from cross-contaminated mail is very, very low, it is not zero.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “If there is a risk from cross-contaminated mail, it is very low, ... the mail is, by and large, very safe.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “As obesity rates continue to grow at epidemic proportions in this country, the net effect will be dramatic increases in related chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease,”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “As obesity rates continue to grow at epidemic proportions in this country, the net effect will be dramatic increases in related chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “The continuing epidemic of obesity is a critical public health concern. As a nation, we need to respond as vigorously to this epidemic as we do to an infectious disease epidemic.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “It's a good example of a system working at all levels. In this case, the important thing was we were able to take the public health steps to protect the community first.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “Overweight children are at risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other health problems, ... They're part of an epidemic of overweight and obesity that must be addressed so that they can lead healthier lives.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “The recommendations will help communities and health care systems choose interventions that work and are well matched to their needs and capabilities,”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “Young people need to know that they can significantly reduce their risk of getting skin cancer later if they start protecting their skin from the sun now.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “There is reason to feel optimistic about many of the trends in risk behavior among our young people. However, we have much left to do. Too many of our children are still engaging in activities that put them at risk for health problems now and into adulthood.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “We have to provide vaccinations in places where people are being killed daily in armed conflict, ... In some of the countries we're working in, there are the worst natural disasters going on -- cyclones, floods, typhoons -- and yet the eradication effort is continuing on a daily basis.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “We're trying to answer all those questions, ... We're collecting that information now and analyzing it.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “Separation and divorce can have adverse effects on the health and well-being of children and adults. Past research has shown that divorce is associated with higher rates of mortality, more health problems, and more risky behaviors such as increased alcohol use.”
 Jeffrey Koplan - “Today more than ever, smokers have a number of resources available to improve their ability to quit.”