Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obama to Speak on Bioterrorism in State of the Union

The Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation recently gave the Obama administration an F, which is why Obama plans to address this at the State of the Union, which will be tomorrow at 9 pm eastern. Read the commission's report here.
President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to unveil a new plan for a better and quicker response to bioterrorism threats and attacks, the White House said Tuesday.

The announcement came just hours after the release of a report critical of the government's ability to prepare and respond to bioterrorist attacks.

Obama will be asking government leaders to rethink their plans for medical countermeasures so that quick, reliable and affordable antidotes will be available during any public health emergency, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said. This would be a redesign of the medical antidote system, he said. AP