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Bioterrorism

Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate the severity of the threat of bioterrorism to the food supply, whether expansion of biodefense research is necessary, and whether citizens are adequately prepared to deal with bioterrorism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Espejo
ISBN: 9780737764741 0737764740 9780737764758 0737764759
OCLC Number: 783171204
Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch 1. How great is the threat of bioterrorism? : Bioterrorism poses a serious threat / The Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center --
Biological threats: a matter of balance / The Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Weapons --
Bioterrorism threatens food supplies / Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Homeland Security --
The threat of bioterrorism to food supplies is exaggerated / Fred Burton, Scott Stewart --
Agroterrorism poses a threat to US agriculture / R. Goodrich Schneider, K.R. Schneider, C.D. Webb, M. Hubbard, and D.L. Archer --
The threat of agroterrorism to US agriculture is exaggerated / Mary Zanoni, interviewed by Chuck Jolley. Ch 2. What are the issues associated with biodefense research? : Biodefense research is safe / Committee on Special Immunizations Program for Laboratory Personnel Engaged in Research on Countermeasures for Select Agents --
Biodefense Research Is Unsafe / Kenneth King --
The expansion of biodefense research is necessary / Hugh Auchincloss --
The expansion of biodefense research requires more oversight / Nancy Kingsbury --
Infectious disease research should be pursued instead of biodefense research / Lynn C. Klotz, Edward J. Sylvester --
Biodefense research should account for citizens' concerns / Biological Weapons Prevention Project. Ch 3. How should the United States prepare for and protect against bioterrorism? : Cities ready with mock bioterror drills / Laura Meckler --
US not ready for bioterrorism attack: report / Daily Times --
Mass vaccination could be necessary to protect against smallpox / Newsweek --
Mass vaccination is not necessary to protect against smallpox / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center --
Citizens must be prepared to respond to bioterrorism / Richard J. Danzig, Rachel Kleinfeld, and Philipp C. Bleek. Ch 4. What anti-bioterrorism policies should the United States have? : Project BioShield is necessary to keep Americans safe / Eric S. Morse --
Project BioShield does not keep Americans any safer / Jon Cohen --
The anthrax vaccine is safe and protects military personnel / Military Vaccine (MILVAX) Agency --
The use of the anthrax vaccine on military personnel is problematic / Wade-Hahn Chan --
Reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act will help protect against bioterrorism / Lowell P. Weicker.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Roman Espejo, book editor.

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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate the severity of the threat of bioterrorism to the food supply, whether expansion of biodefense research is necessary, and whether citizens are adequately prepared to deal with bioterrorism.

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