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Bush signs law to protect US from bioterrorism

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:250
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    President George Bush last week signed into law Project BioShield to protect Americans against biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear attack. He did this a day before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States delivered its final report. The commission found missed opportunities to intercept one or more of the hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.

    President Bush first proposed the project in his state of the union address in February 2003.

    Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson, said, “With the signing of the BioShield legislation, President Bush has improved our nation's …

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