Chemical and Biological Warfare

Chemical and Biological Warfare

Chemical and Biological Warfare

Chemical and Biological Warfare

Synopsis

In the field of social policy, some topics are so complicated that they will always be subject to debate. Since no clear right or wrong exists, they are consigned to the gray areas of ongoing dispute. Among such issues open for debate both across America and in this eye-opening series are capital punishment, genetic engineering, gun control, and global warming. Others involve terrorism and chemical and biological warfare, two outright evils, though with highly disputable solutions. Open for Debate explores the past, present, and future to shed light on complex, high-priority public policy. a lucid, readily accessible format offers the pros and cons of each issue with opinions from social policy experts. It features sidebars of fascinating facts and easy-to-understand diagrams of key statistics. Open for Debate introduces future public policy thinkers to both sides of twenty-first-century, life-and-death concerns.

Excerpt

It was a warm, sunny Saturday in mid-February, and
many of the men, women, and children of Kansas City,
Missouri, were outside enjoying the unexpected mid-winter
thaw. Because of the unseasonably warm weather, malls
were packed with shoppers. Some of the shoppers had
driven in from nearby towns, more to enjoy the break in
the weather than to fill their shopping bags. At the giant
Metro Mall, not one of the thousands of shoppers or
shop clerks noticed what appeared to be a video-cassette
sized canister taped to a wall near the food court, nor
should they have been expected to notice such an ordi
nary object.

Within a few days after the February thaw, many people
called in sick to work or school, suffering from backaches,
stomachaches, and fever. A flu epidemic had begun two
weeks before, so most patients who saw their doctors or re
ported to hospital emergency rooms were sent home with a
diagnosis of flu and told to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and
take over -the counter pain medications.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.