A recent state-by-state analysis of the United States preparedness for dealing with a virus epidemic or bioterrorism attack shows that it’s a mixed bag between the states. The national index score was only 6.7 out of 10, with the northeast states and the upper Midwest states fairing the best. The south and much of the northwest states, however, were in need of significant improvement. See the complete Forbes article here to learn how prepared your state is for dealing with a major health epidemic or bioterrorism attack.
The lack of preparedness in the United States and other countries around the world in dealing with virus epidemics and bioterrorism attacks was highlighted in my latest book WATERKILL. In particular, it discussed the vulnerability of municipal water supplies being sabotaged by terrorists, and that the need for heightened security and testing at public water treatment facilities was imperative.
Though the Forbes’ article showed the level of preparedness in dealing with major public health crisis to vary significantly from state to state, the overall preparation at the national level showed some improvement. So at least we are moving in the right direction, and hopefully we will continue to stay ahead of Mother Nature and the terrorists.
If interested in learning more about bioterrorism threats and you want to enjoy an excellent thriller book, check out my new book WATERKILL.