How Safe Are We, Really?

February 3, 2004
NBC Nightly News

On Capitol Hill Tuesday, the ricin scare set nerves on edge — two more suspicious packages turned out to be false alarms...But a non-profit group called the Trust for America’s Health says states play a vital role in responding to attacks, and many are woefully underprepared. “It is surprising, and it is in fact a little horrifying, because how many wake-up calls is it going to take?” said Shelley Hearne of Trust for America’s Health.

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