October 31, 2001    
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Are you worried about chemical or biological terrorism (either domestic, or foreign)?

I'm concerned, not worried. Worry is bootless, fruitless and unrewarding. Concern means keeping track of the possibilities of danger.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

Not really. I probably have more of a chance of being hit by a car than being killed by rampant viruses. Frankly I'm more concerned by nuclear weapons in the hands of irrational persons.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA    USA

I am not worried, except for the feeliung that comes in the pit of my stomach sometimes. What the bombers did was horrible, and I just want peace between all the countries of the world. Not that that's going to happen, but I can dream, can't I?

Derya

Yes Im worried. Everyday it seems to be more and more of a real thing here.

Ry, 23
NYC  USA

No need to worry because it is inevitable.

Aaron, 22
VA  USA

No, I'm not worried. If it happens, it happens. Why waste energy worrying about something that may or may not happen?

Reba, 50+
Silver Spring
, MD  USA

yes yes yes. we have already seen biological terrorism here kids. why don't you throw in nuclear terrorism to that list too?? That would rank up there with my fears too.... ack, I don't want to talk about this any more....

Maggie, 22
Sandwich
, IL   USA

Again, I would find it grossly inconvenient but to sit around worrying about things which have long been a possibility doesn't really seem to do much about the threat.

Alias Irrelevante

Not worried as in every waking moment. It's on my mind, of course, but education is one of the best defenses we all have. Honestly, the more I read up on all the possible biological and chemical threats....the less concerned I am on a personal level. I worry far more about people STILL getting on planes armed, which just happened again the other day. Luckily, it was a federal agent who literally forgot to report his weapon...and he realized it once ON the damn plane and discreetly reported it to a very shaken flight attendant prior to take-off. This, to me, is completely inexcusable... and yes, is cause for much worry.

Fisch, 46
Preston
, CT   USA

It's in the back of my mind, but I refuse to live in fear. I've done that once before and it's a useless way to live.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

Mildly.

Karen, 22
Marshalltown/Ames
, IA  USA

No, I'm not. At least 98% percent of the American population is NOT a target. This is not like Aum Shinrikyo where they released the contaminant into a public space. They are obviously targeting government and the media. I work in downtown Washington DC and I am NOT afraid. I'm rather sick of all the panic.

etoile, 20
Washington
, DC  USA

Only mildly. I seriously doubt it will affect me or anyone i know personally.

Talia, 24
Wilton
, CT   USA

Not really. I was paranoid for a while about anthrax, but I'm not even really worried about that anymore.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA    USA

I try not to think about it too much. If I did, I'm sure I would be scared.  You can't spend your life worrying about death.

Jennifer, 19
Wilkes-Barre
, PA  USA

How does this differ from the question of October 27? I don't worry about things beyond my control.

Jane, 62
West Linn
, OR   USA

Nope.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

I'm sorry, I screwed up with this question...asking it twice. I asked it once before...and then totally forgot I asked it the first place...so I asked it again...my bad.

Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown

I don't have time to worry about that. If a time comes when chemical/biological terrorism is upon us, I'll worry about it then.

Dianne, 17
Ontario  CANADA

I am concerned somewhat about biological and terrorist attack but not to the extreme. I think the media is playing it up too much and giving some weird citizens ideas.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH   USA

I am worried, because of the Anthrax breakout.

Melodi, 19
Gahanna
,
OH  USA

Not especially. It's a scary thought, but I really don't think these anthrax scares are going to become anything more than that.

Angela, 18
Bella Vista
, AR  USA

A little. The world is volatile place who knows what will happen next.

Celeste, 30
Colorado Springs
, CO  USA

Living in New Jersey right by where the anthrax letters were mailed, (where my mail gets processed) some negative, paranoid thoughts have crossed my mind. But I figure the odds are betting with winning the lottery.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

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