Yahoo! News – Call for New ‘Manhattan Project’ to Fight Bioterror

Yahoo! News – Call for New ‘Manhattan Project’ to Fight Bioterror: “By Ben Hirschler

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The world needs an effort similar to that behind the creation of the atomic bomb to tackle the multi-faceted threat of biowarfare, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Thursday.

‘We need to do something that even dwarfs the Manhattan project,’ Frist told the World Economic Forum (news – web sites) in Davos. The Manhattan project was the codename for the United States’s World War II effort to devise an atomic weapon.

‘The greatest existential threat we have in the world today is biological. Why? Because unlike any other threat it has the power of panic and paralysis to be global.'”

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Oh man, if we can’t make an exciting story out of that…

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