"IN 'EVALUATING THE THREAT'
[News Scan, December 2001], Ed Regis confuses the threat of biological weapons to public health with their threat to national security," writes C. Allen Black of the University of Pittsburgh. "The fact that bioweapons are not likely to be used for mass destruction is of no comfort or even practical relevance when our government and the entire U.S. infrastructure is vulnerable to one or a few men that the police and government seem powerless to find or stop. Perhaps after the anthrax attack, there is no justification for mass vaccinations based on the public health threat. From now on, though, an oath of office should be preceded by vaccination."
Below, readers respond to this and other topics from the December 2001 issue.
This article was originally published with the title Letters.