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

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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 nations leading expert on bioterrorism sounds a wake-up call to the terrifying threat of biological attack — and Americas 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 Americas 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 bioterrorists arsenal? Is the government developing the appropriate vaccines and treatments?

The answers are here in riveting detail — what America has and hasnt 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 insiders prescription for change: what we must do as a nation to secure our freedom, our future, our lives.

Synopsis:

Examines 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.

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:
9780385334815
Author:
Osterholm, Michael
Author:
Schwartz, John
Author:
Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H., and John Schwartz
Author:
Michael T. Osterholm Phd., M.P.H.
Author:
Osterholm, Michael
Author:
Osterholm, Michael T. Phd
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Military - Biological & Chemical Warfare
Subject:
Biological warfare
Subject:
Bioterrorism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
United States Defenses.
Subject:
Bioterrorism - United States
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
September 19, 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.52x5.04x.71 in. .42 lbs.

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