How Safe Are We, Really?


02/04/2004 - On Capitol Hill the ricin scare set nerves on edge—two more suspicious packages turned out to be false alarms.

Shelley Hearne, executive director of Trust for America's Health was interviewed on NBC Nightly News on state preparedness for bioterrorist attacks. Go to the segment on MSNBC's site.

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