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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737764758
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 How Great Is the Threat of Bioterrorism?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Bioterrorism Poses a Serious Threat: The Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center 20

2 Biological Threats: A Matter of Balance: The Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Weapons 30

3 Bioterrorism Threatens Food Supplies: Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Homeland Security 37

4 The Threat of Bioterrorism to Food Supplies Is Exaggerated Fred Burton Scott Stewart 46

5 Agroterrorism Poses a Threat to US Agriculture R. Goodrich Schneider K.R. Schneider C.D. Webb M. Hubbard D.L. Archer 55

6 The Threat of Agroterrorism to US Agriculture Is Exaggerated Mary Zanoni Chuck Jolley 62

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 66

Chapter 2 What Are the Issues Associated with Biodefense Research?

Chapter Preface 68

1 Biodefense Research Is Safe: Committee on Special Immunizations Program for Laboratory Personnel Engaged in Research on Countermeasures for Select Agents 70

2 Biodefense Research Is Unsafe Kenneth King 80

3 The Expansion of Biodefense Research Is Necessary Hugh Auchincloss 92

4 The Expansion of Biodefense Research Requires More Oversight Nancy Kingsbury 101

5 Infectious Disease Research Should Be Pursued Instead of Biodefense Research Lynn C. Klotz Edward J. Sylvester 109

6 Biodefense Research Should Account for Citizens' Concerns: Biological Weapons Prevention Project 118

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 125

Chapter 3 How Should the United States Prepare for and Protect Against Bioterrorism?

Chapter Preface 127

1 Cities Ready with Mock Bioterror Drills Laura Meckler 129

2 US Not Ready for Bioterrorism Attack: Report: Daily Times 134

3 Mass Vaccination Could Be Necessary to Protect Against Smallpox: Newsweek 137

4 Mass Vaccination Is Not Necessary to Protect Against Smallpox: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 142

5 Citizens Must Be Prepared to Respond to Bioterrorism Richard J. Danzig Rachel Kleinfeld Philipp C. Bleek 143

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 157

Chapter 4 What Anti-Bioterrorism Policies Should the United States Have?

Chapter Preface 159

1 Project BioShield Is Necessary to Keep Americans Safe Eric S. Morse 161

2 Project BioShield Does Not Keep Americans Any Safer Jon Cohen 168

3 The Anthrax Vaccine Is Safe and Protects Military Personnel Military Vaccine (MILVAX) Agency 178

4 The Use of the Anthrax Vaccine on Military Personnel Is Problematic Wade-Hahn Chan 189

5 Reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Will Help Protect Against Bioterrorism Lowell P. Weicker 195

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 206

For Further Discussion 207

Organizations to Contact 210

Bibliography of Books 216

Index 220

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