Biological Weapons

  1. Do you feel it is probable that the US will be hit with biological weapons in the near future? I have been watching the show "24", which this season deals with that threat, and have really been wondering what kind of counter measures can be taken to prevent something like that. The capability is out there to engineer virus's that can wipe out a large population. Just curious if it will ever happen. Hope it doesn't!
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  3. by   NurseHardee
    Good question, Duckboy. I have never seen the show "24" that you talk about, and would appreciate some description of it.

    My own opinion on the subject, is that the world medical system in private hands is a biological weapon directed towards us in the near future. So called 'Private Enterprise' is creating a medical disaster that is on the verge of killing millions within a decade or two. Irresponsible use of antibiotics is just one of the many destructive things that private medicine has done to world health.

    The private medical sector has also created zillions of tons of medical waste, destroyed world public health systems, and been totally complicit with private enterprise's generally irresponsible attiude towards public health in all areas of economic life.

    So no need for 'foreign' terrorists to do what the homegrown privatization of medicine is already bringing our way. NH
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    Do you feel it is probable that the US will be hit with biological weapons in the near future? I have been watching the show "24", which this season deals with that threat, and have really been wondering what kind of counter measures can be taken to prevent something like that. The capability is out there to engineer virus's that can wipe out a large population. Just curious if it will ever happen. Hope it doesn't!
  4. by   duckboy20
    If you are interested in the show I would highly recommend checking it out, just do a web search for "24". I totally agree with you on the fact that medicine is highly contributing to new diseases and such and that might be our biggest problem. There are so many crazy people in this country and world though that could get their hands on a weaponized virus. All it takes is money, we see that everyday. There is a book called "The Hot Zone" that is a very good read that talks about the release of the Ebola virus, fiction, but it could no doubt take place. Pretty scary to think about capabilities like that that there is.

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