Concern over Spread of Biodefense Labs ; Grants to Universities to Study Viruses Such as Anthrax Trouble Communities
Brad Knickerbocker writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
While the hunt for "weapons of mass destruction" continues in Iraq, the United States is moving rapidly to counter the possibility of a biological attack here.
Congress and the President have added billions to the effort. Federal agencies are redoubling their efforts. University labs are hustling to win government research grants.
"We have moved with unprecedented speed and determination to prepare for a bioterror attack or any other public-health crisis ,since the attacks of 2001," Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said recently. Secretary Thompson was announcing $350 million in federal grants to eight biodefense programs - most of them …
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