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Regaining control : days seven and eight

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Summary

  • At the peak of the terrorist anthrax attack, more than 500 people per hour were dying, hospitals were filled to capacity, basic services were breaking down, looting had begun, and space to store the dead was running out. In this program-part two of a hypothetical scenario-ABC News anchor Ted Koppel presents two successive reports, plotting out the progress of the fictional biological attack on days seven and eight as it was finally brought under control. The price for unpreparedness? Over 50,000 dead.

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  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 21, 2008.
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Contents

  • Bioterrorism Attack Triggers Infrastructure Breakdown (3:34) -- Anthrax Outbreak: Antibiotics (2:56) -- Anthrax Outbreak: Storage Facilities for the Dead (1:21) -- Food Shortages and Public Paranoia (3:29) -- Public Officials Address Public Concerns (3:41) -- Post-Disaster Stress on Service Personnel (3:25) -- One Week After a Bioterror Attack (3:16) -- Civil Unrest/Civil Liberties (3:31) -- Government Disaster Planning (2:42) -- Bioterrorism: Blame Game (3:03) -- American Under Imminent Threat (3:28) -- Is America Ready for a Bioterrorist Attack? (3:00)
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