Biological Weapons: Three Types Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction

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Biological weapons The first type of Weapons of Mass Destruction to speak about will be the: Biological weapons. But at first what are Biological weapons? The Biological weapons: Is a virus, bacterium, fungus or parasite that can be used purposely to spread a disease. These diseases can range from a common flu to a serious disease causing death. The Biological weapons also affect other living organisms. Types of Biological weapons There are 3 types of Biological agents that can be weaponized, these 5 agents differ in strength and effect. • Bacterial agents: single cell organisms that cause diseases such as tularemia, plague and anthrax –which is considered the deadliest bacterial agents as it can cause death in 24-36 hours and it easily…show more content…
Their plan had two phases, the first phase was infecting the population with salmonellas when groups of twos of Rajneesh followers went to 10 restaurants and poured salmonellas infected salsa on the salad bars of these 10 restaurants, the result was 751 people to be sent to the hospital. The 2nd phase involved the transportation of many poor people to the voting places to vote for Rajneesh in return the voters will receive food, shelter and clothes. Following investigations, it was discovered that the Rajneeshees were responsible for this act. Rajneesh paid 400000$ dollars fine and was deported back to India, Ma Anand Sheela, the mastermind behind the attack was captured and he spent 29 months in prison and then he was deported back to India as well. Bio-Shield Act The Bio-Shield Act is one of the most significant intatives undertaken by the US government to combat Biological, Chemical, Radiological and Nuclear weapons also known as (CBRN). This act was introduced to the Congress by President George W. Bush and it passed the Congress in 2004. This act authorized 5.6 billion dollars over the period of 10 years to combat Biological and chemical agents. Project Bio-shield also aims to facilitate the distribuition process and reduce the time period needed to distribute antitodes from 18-24 months to 6 months. During the 113th congress, The Project Bioshield was extended to another 5 years (2014-2019) with a budget of 2.8 billion

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