With a suspected sarin gas release in the New York subways, hundreds of thousands of people could be at risk. As the chief epidemiologist what calls, contacts, e-mails, etc. would you make?
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1. With a suspected sarin gas release in the New York subways, hundreds of thousands of people could be at risk. As the chief epidemiologist of the local health department, what calls, contacts, e-mails, etc. would you make and have others make to bring help to the city?
2. Hopefully you included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the military. What specific roles would groups like these two fulfill and then, what role would you play?
3. Do a little research and using that as evidence, explain how prepared New York is for an attack such as the one in this example.
4. Do the same research on the Washington, DC metro system and explain here. Does the preparation differ for a subway versus a subway/elevated system in Chicago? How so?
5. Is there a vector borne disease that would be useful to pair alongside a sarin gas release? Why or why not?
6. What methods have been used in the past to weaponize vector borne diseases?