In a country living under the threat of terrorism and the new reality of the time we live in today there was congressional approval for plans that
would help deal with a bioterror attack. The plan has now been sent to President Bush to be signed into law and will involve a $5.6 billion, 10 year
project known as a BioShield Program...
ABCNEWS.com Full Article
July 14, 2004 — By Joanne Kenen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to stimulate the development of drugs and vaccines to counter a bioterror attack won final congressional approval
on Wednesday and was sent to President Bush to sign into law.
The $5.6 billion, 10-year Project BioShield program, approved by the House on a 414-2 vote, expands public- and private-sector research incentives to
develop treatments, antidotes and vaccines that would otherwise not find a viable commercial niche.
The Senate earlier passed the bill, a 2003 initiative of Bush that enjoyed strong bipartisan support. The goal is to deter a biological, chemical or
nuclear attack, as well as to limit casualties should one occur.
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Could this be too little to late?
It would seem that terrorists would see this as a time of vulnerability and in a way we are really not ready to deal with a massive biological
Are we even close to being ready to deal with such an attack?
We have heard about "smallpox" but not about the mutated smallpox which was made by Russian scientists years ago.. They were able to take the
smallpox virus and mutate it at the genetic level using a botox genenome and came up with a strain of smallpox that was immune to all known vaccines,
and could be fatal in 90% of those infected.
Scenario: Terrorists get this mutated smallpox virus... Suicide attackers armed with spray bottles walk the streets of New York spraying the virus on
unsuspecting people.... Within a few weeks millions could be infected and dying.
This threat is more real than anyone wants you to know.
The mutated smallpox virus is still an unknown and cannot be proven to be anything more than possibility. It is a possible Scenario that should be at
least looked into.
[edit on 14-7-2004 by UM_Gazz]