Re: Anthrax addendum.

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 08:40:38 MDT

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> I'm not talking about that; I'm talking about, say, buying a gas mask.
> Or moving out of urban areas. Obviously you need a much higher level
> of proof to take actions that impact others than you do to make your
> own choices.

We agree, then.

Notice that a gas mask will not help, unless it's a type that will take a
filter capable of retaining micron-size particles. Also, only rubber
fetish folks can be expected to wear a gas mask sustainably. Weapon-grade
anthrax can be expected to be MDR, but I would still stock up on 90 days
worth of at least two types of antibiotics.

Staying out of mass assemblies of people in a small volume with poor
ventilation would seem even better.

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