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By William R. Clark

ISBN-10: 0195336216

ISBN-13: 9780195336214

On the grounds that September eleventh, the specter of a bioterrorist attack--massive, deadly, and unpreventable--has hung within the air over the US. Bracing for Armageddon? deals a vividly written primer for the overall reader, laying off gentle at the technology in the back of strength bioterrorist assaults and revealing what may possibly take place, what's prone to occur, and what most likely won't occur. the tale opens with a riveting account of a bioterrorism state of affairs commissioned via the U.S. executive. utilizing this doomsday tableau as a springboard, Clark reports a bunch of bioterrorist threats (from agroterrorism to a poisoning of the water provide) and examines not just the worst-case threat of genetically engineered pathogens, but additionally the deadly brokers at the CDC's respectable bioterrorism record, together with Smallpox, Anthrax, Plague, Botulism, and Ebola. His evaluation of tried bioterrorist assaults to date--such because the failed Aum Shinrikyo makes an attempt in 1995 in Japan and the Anthrax assault within the US following 9/11--bolstered by means of interviews with various experts--shows why nearly all of those makes an attempt have failed. certainly, he demonstrates profitable bioterrorism assault is awfully not going, whereas an immense flu epidemic (such because the lethal epidemic of 1918 that killed thousands all over the world) is a digital walk in the park. Given the lengthy odds of a bioterrorist assault, Clark asks, has the greater than $40 billion the us has devoted to the security opposed to bioterrorism quite been good spent? Is it time to maneuver directly to different priorities? not like the alarmist fears stoked via the preferred media, William Clark right here presents a reassuring evaluate of what we actually have to fear about--and what we do not.

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Still, many of the features of bioterrorism were there: preparation and crude weaponization of a human pathogen, delivery of the pathogen to intended victims, and serious social and psychological disruptions in the targeted population. A U M S H I N R I K Y O , J A P A N 19 8 5 –19 9 5 If you missed this first wake-up call, some would say, your attention may have been sharpened a decade later by events in Japan, involving a messianic cult called Aum Shinrikyo (“Supreme Truth”). Aum Shinrikyo is known mostly for its release of sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subway system in March, 1995.

Toro Toyoda—left a graduate program in particle physics at Tokyo University to join Aum. Ikuo Hayashi—cardiovascular surgeon trained at Keio University and at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York Seiichi Endo—doctorate in molecular biology; did research in viral genetic engineering at Kyoto University before leaving to join Aum. Hideo Murai—advanced degree in astrophysics from Osaka University; did research for Japanese steel company. Aum also recruited from among their membership numerous mid-level technicians and laboratory workers with various levels of scientific expertise.

In spite of his handicap— possibly in part because of it—in school he was aggressive and bullying. As a young adult he was a determined entrepreneur with little regard for the law. By his early twenties he had amassed a significant personal bankroll through a series of acupuncture clinics and meditation centers that were largely clever scams. After a period of rather cynical exploration of various spiritual movements, he decided to found one of his own. 6 With his otherworldly looks, facilitated by his near-sightless gaze and long, flowing black hair, Asahara became a mesmerizing, even charismatic figure.

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