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Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe

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An epidemiologist and expert on biological terrorism takes a chilling look at America's potentially devastating vulnerability to a bio-weapon attack and outlines specific strategies--both for individuals and the nation as a whole--for preventing and responding to such threats. Reprint.

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America is one killer organism away from a living nightmare that threatens all we hold dear....

A deadly cloud of powdered anthrax spores settles unnoticed over a crowded football stadium.... A school cafeteria lunch is infected with a drug-resistant strain of E. coli.... Thousands in a bustling shopping mall inhale a lethal mist of smallpox, turning each individual into a highly infectious agent of suffering and death....

Dr. Michael Osterholm knows all too well the horrifying scenarios he describes. In this eye-opening account, the nation's leading expert on bioterrorism sounds a wake-up call to the terrifying threat of biological attack and America's startling lack of preparedness.

He demonstrates the havoc these silent killers can wreak, exposes the startling ease with which they can be deployed, and asks probing questions about America's ability to respond to such attacks.

Are most doctors and emergency rooms able to diagnose correctly and treat anthrax, smallpox, and other potential tools in the bioterrorist's arsenal? Is the government developing the appropriate vaccines and treatments?

The answers are here in riveting detail what America has and hasn't done to prevent the coming bioterrorist catastrophe. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, Living Terrors presents the unsettling truth about the magnitude of the threat. And more important, it presents the ultimate insider's prescription for change: what we must do as a nation to secure our freedom, our future, our lives.

About the Author

Michael T. Osterholm, Ph.D, M.P.H., the former Minnesota State epidemiologist and former Chair and CEO, ican, INC., has been an internationally recognized leader in the area of infectious diseases for the past two decades. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from the CDC, NIH, FDA, and others, and served as a personal advisor to the late King Hussein of Jordan on bioterrorism. He has led numerous successful investigations into infectious disease outbreaks of global importance. A frequent lecturer around the world, he is Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and is a professor at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

John Schwartz is a reporter at The New York Times; he covers technology and business.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307423122
Subtitle:
What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bio-terrorist Catastrophe
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H., and John Schwartz
Author:
John Schwartz
Author:
Osterholm, Michael T. Phd
Author:
Osterholm, Michael T.
Author:
Schwartz, John
Author:
Michael T. Osterholm
Subject:
Science : Biotechnology
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - Biological & Chemical Warfare
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Biological warfare
Subject:
Bioterrorism
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Defenses.
Subject:
Bioterrorism - United States
Subject:
Biology-General
Subject:
Biology-Viruses
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011009
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
232

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"Synopsis" by , America is one killer organism away from a living nightmare that threatens all we hold dear....

A deadly cloud of powdered anthrax spores settles unnoticed over a crowded football stadium.... A school cafeteria lunch is infected with a drug-resistant strain of E. coli.... Thousands in a bustling shopping mall inhale a lethal mist of smallpox, turning each individual into a highly infectious agent of suffering and death....

Dr. Michael Osterholm knows all too well the horrifying scenarios he describes. In this eye-opening account, the nation's leading expert on bioterrorism sounds a wake-up call to the terrifying threat of biological attack and America's startling lack of preparedness.

He demonstrates the havoc these silent killers can wreak, exposes the startling ease with which they can be deployed, and asks probing questions about America's ability to respond to such attacks.

Are most doctors and emergency rooms able to diagnose correctly and treat anthrax, smallpox, and other potential tools in the bioterrorist's arsenal? Is the government developing the appropriate vaccines and treatments?

The answers are here in riveting detail what America has and hasn't done to prevent the coming bioterrorist catastrophe. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, Living Terrors presents the unsettling truth about the magnitude of the threat. And more important, it presents the ultimate insider's prescription for change: what we must do as a nation to secure our freedom, our future, our lives.

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