Survey: Most don't trust public health in case of terrorism

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Posted: 7:31 PM EDT (2331 GMT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Most Americans are not confident in the health care system's ability to respond to a biological, chemical or nuclear attack, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The Columbia University poll found that 39 percent of Americans trust the public health system in the event of a major terrorist attack. The number is down from 46 percent in 2003 and 53 percent in 2002.

Article from CNN: Health

"The health care system is decidedly not ready to cope with a major crisis of the type that might include these very aggressive weapons," said Dr. Irwin Redlener, director of the university's National Center for Disaster Preparedness.

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