New York City Conducts Largest Ever No-notice Bioterror Response Drill « Cbs New York

‘We don’t want to worry people that if they forget where their keys are they are on the path to Alzheimer’s disease. But there is a growing appreciation we should not dismiss those concerns.’- Dr. Rebecca Amariglio, neurology instructor Harvard Medical. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 For many people, forgetfulness becomes more common with age. But even when memory is still within the normal range, slips that seem new or unusual may be early warning signs of future decline. This merits a closer look, not a panic attack, explains neuropsychologist Rebecca Amariglio in the August 2014 Harvard Men’s Health Watch .
More: Worried About Changes in Your Memory? It’s Worth A Closer Look, From the August 2014 Harvard Men’s Health Watch

Worried About Changes in Your Memory? It’s Worth A Closer Look, From the August 2014 Harvard Men’s Health Watch

Most of those people participating in Fridays drill had no advanced knowledge of the day or time of the exercise. When I grabbed the phone it fell out of my hands, participant Terrance Gardet told WCBS 880s Paul Murnane. I was so excited. The Department of Health said the surprise drill will better test and simulate a real emergency and response. New York City Conducts Largest Ever Surprise Bioterror Response Drill Paul Murnane reports We want New Yorkers to know that in the event of an emergency that we have plans in place, that theres no need to panic, said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, First Deputy Commissioner of the Health Department . The 30 medicine distribution sites would be set up citywide in eights hours, Barbot said. There are over 8 million New Yorkers, 55 million tourists and over 5 million commuters that visit this city, stated Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. This exercise will provide an opportunity to work closely with our emergency response partners to develop a safety plan that includes dispensing the proper medication in the event of a terrorist attack or public health emergency. NYPD Deputy Chief Salvatore DiPace saidbioterrorism is a big concern because its release can go undetected for hours.
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