By Robert Graysmith
Who used to be the anthrax killer?
Six days after the Sep 11 assaults, a brand new terror started to spread...
September 17, 2001: A Florida tabloid gets a love letter addressed to Jennifer Lopez. The paper's photograph editor opens it--and, unknowingly, inhales hundreds of thousands of poisonous spores. by means of 10/5 he's lifeless.
October 12, 2001: NBC anchor Tom Brokaw's assistant exams confident for cutaneous anthrax, end result of the publicity to a powder in an envelope she inhaled 3 weeks prior to.
within the days that undefined, 28 extra humans verified optimistic for anthrax, plunging a whole state into the frontlines of an insidious bioterror.
The anthrax struggle had began.
this is often the main complete paintings to this point concerning the plague of terror that arose within the wake of 9/11--and the relentless clinical manhunt to reply to the query of who the anthrax killer was once.
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Who was once the anthrax killer?
Six days after the September 11 assaults, a brand new terror started to unfold. ..
September 17, 2001: A Florida tabloid gets a love letter addressed to Jennifer Lopez. The paper's photograph editor opens it--and, unknowingly, inhales hundreds of thousands of poisonous spores. by way of 10/5 he's lifeless.
October 12, 2001: NBC anchor Tom Brokaw's assistant assessments confident for cutaneous anthrax, because of the publicity to a powder in an envelope she inhaled 3 weeks sooner than.
within the days that undefined, 28 extra humans verified confident for anthrax, plunging a complete nation into the frontlines of an insidious bioterror.
The anthrax conflict had started.
this is often the main complete paintings so far concerning the plague of terror that arose within the wake of 9/11--and the relentless medical manhunt to respond to the query of who the anthrax killer used to be.
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Perhaps he contracted it in the woods,” they said. S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, who said, “[It’s] an isolated case and it’s not contagious . . We do know that [Stevens] drank water out of a stream when he was traveling to North Carolina last week. But as far as [contamination from] wool or other things, it’s entirely possible. We haven’t got all of the investigations done and we’re doing a tremendous, extensive job of investigating everything. ” The element of bioterrorism had been the first thought in many peoples’ minds since it had only been twenty-three days since the collapse of the Twin Towers.
Perkins urged his boss, CDC director Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan, to engage the FBI in what he now considered to be a criminal case. Perkins’s worst fear was that someone had deliberately released anthrax bacteria, a favorite weapon of modern germ warfare engineers, upon the employees of AMI. Stevens might not only be the nation’s first anthrax murder victim, but possibly its first victim of bioterrorism. “Here you are,” Dr. Perkins told Newsday later, “you’re in Florida, you’re down where the terrorists trained, you’ve just had 9-11.
No. But could they cause thousands, perhaps even hundreds of thousands, of casualties? I think the answer is absolutely yes. ” The FBI had already established a tiny presence in Dade County, Florida, because the skyjackers of the jets crashed into the WTC and in a Pennsylvania field had spent time in the area. Since Stevens had been stricken, the number of agents in Dade had doubled and would soon triple. Newsmen in choppers hovering above AMI televised the covered portico and terraced front of the tan and white building below.