Health Department To Hold Exercise

by Rick Howlett on May 20, 2009

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is asking for the public’s participation in an exercise this (Wednesday) evening that will test its readiness to distribute medication during a public health emergency.

Spokesperson Dave Langdon says the exercise will take place from 5:00-7:00pm at two Louisville National City Bank branches.

“There’s one branch at Preston and Fern Valley Road and then another at 2601 Bank Street. People won’t have to get out of their cars, they’ll just go through the windows and they’ll be given some kind of a pretend medication,” Langdon said.

Langdon says the exercise was scheduled before the current swine flu outbreak and will simulate a response to an anthrax attack.

It’s held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Those who take part will be eligible for prizes.

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GotchaLookin May 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm

The prize had better not be a free series of BioThrax anthrax vaccine shots. For current information on the harm the human anthrax vaccine can cause, see the trailer for Scott Miller’s documentary “A Call to Arms 2009 Edition” The federal government destroys $100 million worth of anthrax vaccine doses every year to maintain an inventory of 60 million doses purchased at $25 dollars a shot. Write your congressman about saving some tax dollars today by cancelling the human anthrax vaccine program. You might just save your own life.

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