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October 17, 2014

Friday Free Forum

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on October 17, 2014

On this day in 1091 an estimated F4 tornado strikes London, England. Two are killed. London bridge is destroyed.

On this day in 1989 the 7.1 Loma Prieta earthquake strikes the Bay area killing over fifty and causing extensive damage.

On this day in 1966 twelve FDNY firefighters are killed while responding to a fire at 7 East 22nd Street.

On this day in 2012 Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis is arrested for attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at the New York Federal Reserve office.  He is captured as part of a law enforcement “sting” operation.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

October 17, 2014 @ 12:57 am

•Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, Public Law 113-5, March 13, 2013

Comment by William R. Cumming

October 17, 2014 @ 1:04 am

•Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health From Diseases, Disasters and Bio-terrorism
Published: Trust for America’s Health
December 2010
•Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State
A Report on CDC-funded Preparedness and Response Activities in 50 States, 4 Cities, and 8 U.S. Insular Areas
September 2010
•The Next Challenge in Healthcare Preparedness: Catastrophic Health Events
Preparedness Report
January 2010

Comment by William R. Cumming

October 17, 2014 @ 1:10 am

National Health Security Strategy of the United States of America
This strategy is intended to help galvanize efforts to minimize the health consequences associated with significant health incidents.
December 2009
•National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats
Vision for managing these evolving and complex risks.
November 2009
•National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
Homeland Security approach to address the threat of pandemic influenza.
November 2005

Comment by William R. Cumming

October 17, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

The West AFRICAN TRAVEL BAN! Would it work? Would it apply to East Coast city cab drivers? Who cleans cabs?

Comment by Philip J. Palin

October 17, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

Bill: Here’s a succinct summary arguing a travel ban would not work: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/17/politics/ebola-czar-ron-klain/index.html?hpt=hp_t1.

Comment by William R. Cumming

October 18, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

Thanks Phil! IMO a travel ban cannot be enforced by USA only!

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