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Sen. Talent: “Bioattack Countermeasures Have Dual Use in Disease Vaccine Research”

July 30th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

In a lengthy piece in the Washington Times today, former Senators’ Talent and Graham make a pretty good argument on continuing the investment in bio terrorism research. President Obama has threatened to veto the defense budget bill if “extra expenditures” are not cut from it.

“There are many priorities in the budget battle under way on Capitol Hill. However, congressional leaders must consider the lessons of anthrax as they make difficult choices. Furthermore, they must understand that these biodefense programs are “no-regret investments.” Building defenses against man-made bioattacks will also provide protection against the most feared bioterrorist of all: Mother Nature, producer of H1N1, SARS and smallpox.” Read more…



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