- Oct 21, 2009
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Terrorists don't care two hoots about double-edged swords. They blow themselves up, so double-edged swords are no big deal.
Cities Might Not Be as Prepared as They Think for a Bioterrorism Attack - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic CitiesVespignani says there are two big things that people should take away from these findings. The first is that governments and international health organizations, whether it be WHO, the CDC or whoever, need to develop contingency plans for a pandemic that originates from afar. "They need to think about sharing resources," he says. The second is that wanna-be terrorists playing with pathogenic agents ought to consider that a biological attack is a double-edged sword. "They think they're going to affect only the area that they target. But quickly and easily, it will spread all over the world," perhaps even right back to their own motherland. "Using these kinds of weapons, there is no winner, for sure."