Doctors criticise preparations for bioterrorist attacksBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7406.72-m (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:72
- Linda Beecham
Doctors are worried about the inadequate arrangements for caring for patients in the event of a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack or in other public health emergencies such as an epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
One health trust, according to a representative, told its GPs that at the start of a SARS outbreak they should go to a builders' supplier to buy protective masks and to hold consultations with patients by shouting through the letterbox.
Dr Simon Eccles, a …