Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Terrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies

"Terrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies," mentioned in today's column, is a 250-page media guide published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The entire thing is available online. If you are crazy enough to read it, you might run into the image used in the column.

The reassuring guide has sections like "What we don't know" and features some tips like this:

"No reliable test exists."
"No antidote exists."
"There is no vaccine at this time."
"When a nuclear weapon explodes, a large fireball is created."

The first and only time I received a copy was 2005.

So I'm guessing the terrorists lost.