Another document published by the CDC, "Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines," makes the beltway perspective on bioterrorism and epidemics crystal clear: The domestic threat of a serious epidemic, unleashed either by bioterrorists
or by natural causes, is ample justification for federal oversight and interference with state autonomy, not to mention the occasional exercise of police-state powers under the guise of "states of emergency.
The event, co-sponsored by the University of Washington School of Public Health and the King County Department of Public Health, will prepare public health and safety professionals, the medical community and others to deal with an attack by bioterrorists
Do we care more about blundering bioterrorists
than the mass destruction that HIV continues to wreak upon us?
Smallpox virus, which is among the most dangerous organisms that might be used by bioterrorists
, is not widely available.
The majority of disease-causing agents that are candidates for use by bioterrorists
, such as anthrax, are zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans) and must be closely monitored in the environment to prevent an outbreak of deadly disease," notes Dr.
We support the president's call for an organization in which we can quickly save lives and limit the impact of bioterrorists