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State of Bio Defense: Not Good
Wired ^ | 9/20/01 | Kristen Philipkoski

Posted on 09/21/2001 8:00:01 PM PDT by technochick99

Edited on 06/29/2004 7:08:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Terrorists likely have considered biological weapons and may be working on ways to deploy them, biological warfare experts say.

Certainly after the Sept. 11 attacks, anything seems possible. The experts also say, however, it will take a level of scientific know-how to execute a biological attack that terrorists most likely don't have.


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1 posted on 09/21/2001 8:00:01 PM PDT by technochick99
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To: technochick99
I have got to think some pharmaceutical companies see the huge potential market for these vaccines and are going to rush more of them to the market.
2 posted on 09/21/2001 9:06:16 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: technochick99
Some (well, a lot of) links for the interested.

The comment post keeps choking so I am posting in two parts

Homeland Defense Workshop: Biological Terrorism (ANSER)

James W. Snyder, Ph.D. and William Check, Ph.D. Bioterrorism Threats to our Future: The Role of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory in Detection, Identification, and Confirmation of Biologcial Agents (2001)

Biological Terrorism in the United States: Threat, Preparedness, and Response. Final report submitted by the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute. (November 2000)

Criminal and Epidemiological Investigation Report (Final Report of the Biological Warfare Improved Response Program (BW-IRP), NDPO/DOD Criminal and Investigation Workshop held January 19-21, 2000.

Biological Warfare Improved Response Program: Improving Local and State Agency Response to Terrorist Incidents involving Biological Weapons (September 12, 2000)

- National Guard Bureau Report to Congress: Enhancing The National Guard's Readiness To Support Emergency Responders In Domestic Chemical And Biological Terrorism Defense (July 1999)

CDC: Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response (April 21, 2000)

July 23, 2001: House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations: Hearing on Combating Terrorism: Federal Response to a Biological Weapons Attack

July 12, 2001: House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations: Biological Weapons Convention Protocol: Status and Implications. Congressional Hearings – Statements and Testimonies

May 24, 2000: House Government Reform Committee, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans' Affairs and International Relations: DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program: Management and Oversight

October 27, 1999: Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats: The Threat of Agricultural Biological Terrorism

May 20, 1999: House Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations:Threat of Bioterrorism in America: Assessing the Adequacy of Federal Law Relating to Dangerous Biological Agents

March 25, 1999: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Public Health: Bioterrorism: Our Frontline Response; Evaluating U.S. Public Health and Medical Readiness

June 2, 1998: Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies: Preparedness for Epidemics and Bioterrorism

April 22, 1998: Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information: Chemical and Biological Weapons Threats to America: Are We Prepared?

- March 4, 1998: Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information: Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists

- Chemical and Biological Defense: Units Better Equipped, but Training and Readiness Reporting Problems Remain (GAO-01-27, November 14, 2000)

Chemical and Biological Defense: Observations on Nonmedical Chemical and Biological R&D Programs (T-NSIAD-00-130, March 22, 2000)

Combating Terrorism: Chemical and Biological Medical Supplies Are Poorly Managed (T-HEHS/AIMD-00-59, March 8, 2000)

Combating Terrorism: Chemical and Biological Medical Supplies Are Poorly Managed (HEHS/AIMD-00-36, October 29, 1999)

Combating Terrorism: Observations on the Threat of Chemical and Biological Terrorism (T-NSIAD-00-50, October 20, 1999)

Combating Terrorism: Need for Comprehensive Threat and Risk Assessments of Chemical and Biological Attacks (NSIAD-99-163, September 7, 1999)

Combating Terrorism: Observations on Biological Terrorism and Public Health Initiatives (T-NSIAD-99-112, March 16, 1999)

U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM): Domestic Preparedness Program

Office of Counterproliferation and Chemical Biological Defense DOD

Biological Warfare Improved Response Program: Improving Local and State Agency Response to Terrorist Incidents involving Biological Weapons (September 12, 2000)

3 posted on 09/21/2001 10:02:33 PM PDT by testforecho
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To: technochick99
National Guard Bureau Report to Congress: Enhancing The National Guard's Readiness To Support Emergency Responders In Domestic Chemical And Biological Terrorism Defense (July 1999)

Centers for Disease Control: Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response

CDC: Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response (April 21, 2000)

Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies

Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS): Countering Biological Terrorism

Fact Sheets on Biological Agents (Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, The Johns Hopkins University)

Joint SIPRI-Bradford Chemical and Biological Warfare Project

Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center (CBIAC)

Christopher F. Chyba, "Biological Terrorism, Emerging Diseases, and National Security" (Project on World Security, Rockefeller Brothers Fund)

Chemical and Biological Terrorism: Research and Development to Improve Civilian Medical Response

Textbook of Military Medicine: Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare

Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook

The Medical NBC Battlebook, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM), Tech Guide 244, May 1999.

Mitretek Systems: Background on Biological Warfare

PhRMA Scientific and Regulatory Affairs: Biological & Chemical Weapons

4 posted on 09/21/2001 10:03:00 PM PDT by testforecho
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