Bracing for Armageddon?
The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America
William R Clark
Table of Contents
1: Tales of a Dark Winter: A Play in Three Acts: What could happen in a bioterrorist smallpox attack
2: Three Wake-up calls (And Some Near Misses): Bioterrorist incidents in the US and elsewhere: Rajneeshees; Aum Shinrikyo; 2001 postal anthrax attacks; Minnesota Patriots council; Larry Wayne Harris
3: Agents of Terror: The CDC list of bioterrorism pathogens (for anthrax, smallpox, plague, tularemia, botulism, Ebola). How they work, what we can do to protect ourselves
4: Genetically Modified Pathogens
5: The Ultimate Bioterrorist Mother Nature!: 1918 influenza pandemic; SARS; H5N1
6: The Very Food on Your Plate (And the Water in Your Glass): Agroterrorism (livestock, crops); protecting our water supply
7: America Reacts: The Anti-Terrorism Acts of 1989, 1996, and 2002; the Strategic National Stockpile; the Bioshield and Biowatch Programs; progress to date; the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza.
8: Political, Legal, and Social Issues in A National Health Emergency: Social, legal, and civil rights issues surrounding major catastrophic events; quarantine, mandatory vaccinations; the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act.
9: The Politics of Bioterrorism in America
10: Assessing the Threat: Why virtually all bioterrorism attacks to date have failed; what it would take to succeed. Who could do it?