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Duct Tape and Plastic Sheeting

I listened to some news reports today about people buying up all the plastic sheeting and duct tape in stores because some governement official suggested that they would be useful if there was a bio-terrorist attack. The theory is that you would seal the windows and such in your house to keep the bad stuff from getting in.

Are you kidding me?

Of the possible bio-agents, I can’t think of a single one that would reliably be stopped by silly attempts like this. Not to even START on the likelyhood of the average person doing a good job of sealing the entire house…all the vents (including the plumbing vents on the roof? the bathroom vents?)…it’s just silly fear-mongering.


I’ve mostly stopped watching the news due to stuff like this. This was on the radio…guess I’m gonna have to just read the paper from now on…

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