Is This The Next Cipro? Not Quite

There's no pill to keep you completely safe from the effects of a nuclear attack, but that hasn't stopped a lot of people from behaving as if there were. If the anthrax scares taught us a lot about how to respond to a public health emergency--and how not to--the potential threat of nuclear terrorism could teach us even more.

For folks living through the cold war, there were few precautions to take in the event of nuclear exchange: go underground, get out of town or at least run upwind. In the years since Chernobyl and Three Mile Island--and the months since...

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