Bioterror Risks Called Higher In Feds’ Turf Fight

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http://www.msnbc.com/news/972844.asp?0dm=s14Gk A turf fight between the federal departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services (HHS) has seriously hindered preparations against a possible bioterror attack, Newsweek reports. The magazine says one unnamed expert "connected with HHS" says the nation may be less ready than it was just after Sept. 11, 2001, when HHS quickly funneled $1 billion to communities to deal with bioterrorism, because of the confusion caused by the takeover of Secretary Tom Ridge’s Homeland Security . . .

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