RealNews

2 years after anthrax letters, survivors still suffer effects

In their neat business attire, the four fit right in with the noontime office-worker crowd in the nation’s capital. One would never guess by looking at them that they all are still recovering from inhalation anthrax. All are victims of the anthrax mailings two years ago. The four gathered for the first time Thursday to help launch a new book, The Anthrax Letters by Leonard Cole, who teaches political science at Rutgers University. Cole had interviewed all six inhalation anthrax survivors for his book. Two were unable to attend: Davis Hose, who worked at the State Department mail annex in Sterling, Va., and Qieth McQue, who worked at the Brentwood post office in Washington. Exactly two years before Thursday’s gathering, Bob Stevens, a photo editor for the Sun tabloid newspaper, was brought to a South Florida hospital emergency room. He was barely conscious with a fever and nausea. Stevens died five days later, the first U.S. fatality from inhalation anthrax in a quarter-century. Four more people would also die of the disease. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.