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Entries Tagged as 'Biological Terrorism'

The New “Biosecurity Blog”

June 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I wanted to bring your attention to a brand new blog authored by Col. Randy Larsen (ret.), Biosecurity Blog.
Randy, a friend of this blog, has an illustrious and varied career in the military, homeland security and communications. Most recently, he was the Executive Director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Nuclear Terrorism · Preparedness 2.0

How Saving Face Could Imperil The Nation: The Botox-Terror Connection

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

The New York Times’ Idea of the Day blog summarizes a new study (which sounds like it could have come from The Onion) in a new post, “The Botox-Terror Connection”:
And you thought people with cosmetically frozen facial expressions were scary. Writing in the latest Scientific American, two bio-terror experts, Ken Coleman and Raymond A. Zilinskas, [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism

Peggy Noonan: Public/Government Complacent On WMD Threat (”Our Eye Is Off The Ball”), Warns Of “Second Failure Of Imagination”

June 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan has a column about the nation’s lack of readiness for weapons of mass destruction (WMD), “‘We Are Totally Unprepared’: Nine years after 9/11, a chilling complacency about WMD attacks.” She writes:
The most important overlooked story of the past few weeks was overlooked because it was not surprising. Also because no [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Media · Nuclear Terrorism

New Congressional Legislation Would Require Government To Better Inform Public On WMD’s

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

A bill, co-sponsored by a bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee and introduced yesterday, would require the U.S. government to better inform the public about weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Those provisions are part of comprehensivelegislation addressing the WMD threat which is based largely on the recommendations of the Commission on the [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Congress · Nuclear Terrorism

Top DHS Official Says U.S. Has “To Start Thinking Very Seriously About What We Would Actually Do The Day After [A Nuclear Or Biological] Attack” — And Explain To Public We Could Recover

June 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments

A top Department of Homeland Security Department official said yesterday that the U.S. has “to start thinking very seriously about what we would actually do the day after [a biological or nuclear] attack” and explain to the public that we could recover from such an incident.
The speech was reported in an article by Martin Matishak [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Congress · Nuclear Terrorism

“We All Have A Role” — WMD Commission Pamphlet Aimed At Getting Public To Prepare, Organize Community & Ask Officials About Local Readiness

June 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Last week, the Kennedy School of Government’s Arnold Bogis gave me a copy of a terrific pamphlet, “We All Have A Role: Working With Your Community to Prepare For Natural and Man-Made Disasters.” It was published by the Commission On The Prevention Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Proliferation And Terrorism when I was in the hospital, and [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Nuclear Terrorism · Preparedness Resources

New Video With WMD Commission’s Graham & Talent Asks ‘Why Weren’t H1N1 Vaccines Available For Children Before School Started?’; Urges Public To Push On Improving U.S. Vaccination Capability

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments

In a new video, Bob Graham and Jim Talent of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, ask: “Why weren’t H1N1 vaccines available for children before school started?” and urge the public to pressure government officials to improve the speed and capacity of U.S. vaccine production.
The two-minute video (below) [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Pandemic Flu

As “WMD” Bill Is Introduced And Terror Suspect Is Indicted For Conspiracy To Use “WMD,” Does The Term “WMD” Need To Be Clarified For Public?

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) said earlier this month he agreed with the findings of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism that a biological attack on the nation is more likely than a nuclear attack.
Lieberman and ranking member Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a bill that [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Nuclear Terrorism · Preparedness Ideas

Be A “Fake Patient” To Help NYC Prepare For Anthrax, H1N1; City Looking For More Volunteers For Medicine Distribution Drill On Saturday

August 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The City of New York is looking for at least a few hundred more good men (and women) to be “Fake Patients” in a “Point of Dispensing (POD) Emergency Response Exercise” on Saturday afternoon. Officials say the drill will help in the planning for both a possible anthrax attack as well as the possible return [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Preparedness Events · Public Health Preparedness

New ‘Memo’ On “Expanding The Public’s Role In Health Emergency Policy”

April 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

The influential University of Pittsburgh Center for Biosecurity has just released a series of “Biosecurity Memos to the Obama Administration” with “strategic recommendations regarding priorities for U.S. biosecurity as well as an array of specific program recommendations.”
One of the papers is titled, ”Expanding The Public’s Role In Health Emergency Policy”, written by Monica Schoch-Spana, Brooke Courtney and Ann Norwood. It offers [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Preparedness Ideas · Preparedness Reports