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Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Cadaver Control

In a way, Sept. 11, 2001, was a kind of dry run for the country's medical examiners and coroners. While thousands of people died, their bodies didn't pose a major risk to rescuers. And the final disposal of the remains has gone smoothly.

Next time, the dead may be a huge threat to the living. Alarmed by the prospect of serious dangers, officials are paying more attention than ever to the medical risks posed by the aftermath of a terrorist attack. Just last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to coroners and medical examiners about how to protect themselves while still doing their jobs.

The Danger of the Dead [Wired]

Calculated Risk

MishTalk - Mike Shedlock

Paul Krugman - NY Times

The Big Picture - Barry Ritholtz

naked capitalism - Yves Smith

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