Obviously not as vulnerable as the citizens of Baghdad are to an airburst of about a 50 megaton "nuculear" weapon.
Obviously not as vulnerable as the U.S. population and the U.S. economy in the event of a retaliatory or preemptive release of HPAI in the continental United States.
And the possibility of a polyvalent bioweapon should also not be overlooked.
The 1983-84 Pennsylvania outbreak resulted in over $400 million dollars worth of damage and the deaths from disease or proactive slaughter of over 17 million birds. And that was probably not a deliberately instigated incident.
posted on 10/02/2002 9:31:33 AM PDT
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