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Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

William R Clark


Over the past two decades, an enormous effort has been mounted by numerous federal and state agencies to prepare America to defend against the possibility of a catastrophic bioterrorist attack. This effort jumped ahead at warp speed following the horrendous World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks of September, 2001, followed by the postal anthrax scares a few weeks later that killed five people. By the end of 2008, the US will have spent nearly fifty billion dollars upgrading almost every conceivable aspect of our ability to respond defensively to a bioterrorism attack. How likely is it that A ... More

Keywords: bioterrorism, biocrime, anthrax, avian flu, quarantine, agroterrorism, Dark winter, vaccination, smallpox, Ebola, agroterrorism, plague, Strategic National Stockpile

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195336214
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William R Clark, author
Professor and chair emeritus, Immunology, UCLA