packaged. This reinforced our notion that stockpiling and the policy that directs its deployment will be an extremely important component of an overall national bioterrorism preparedness program.

In conclusion, Winston Churchill, who was involved in the dawn of chemical warfare in WWI and who also served as prime minister of England during WWII when the radiation age appeared, would probably tell us today that our investment in selected public health infrastructure and readiness for epidemics remains one of the best ways to prepare our population for the current threat of bioterrorism.



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