‘A Bioterrorist Attack Is Coming,’ Panel Warns, But America’s ‘Fear Level Is Down’

WASHINGTON — The nation is going to come under attack with a bioweapon, seasoned policymakers warned this week, and awareness, preparation and prevention measures that comes in “fits and starts” aren’t enough to confront the threat.

The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense functions with a mission akin to “21st century Paul Reveres,” former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), co-chairman of the group, said at a Tuesday forum on the risks of reactionary biodefense.