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Thursday, March 6, 2008

San Francisco Only Somewhat Vulnerable to Bioterrorism

Posted By on Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 7:58 AM

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William W. Piegorsch, a researcher at the University of Arizona, has come up with a very complicated system for predicting what cities are the most vulnerable to bioterrorism, according to an article yesterday on Science Daily. The good news is that he has managed to distill the information down to a pretty map with three colors on it. Green is Good, yellow is Okay, and red is Oh Shit Run. The map takes into account "social aspects, natural hazards, and construction of the city and its infrastructure." San Francisco is ranked a solid yellow. Score. If you are planning a move to Boise, however, you may want to reconsider. — Andy Wright

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