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Public Responses to Extreme Events: Top 5 Disaster Myths


Public Responses to Extreme Events: Top 5 Disaster Myths

Abstract: 
About a week ago, several colleagues at the Biosecurity Center and I were discussing future initiatives on the topic of “citizen engagement” in public health preparedness and response –whether a biological attack or an influenza pandemic. Commenting on “lessons learned” from Katrina, one colleague remarked that “We’ve seen what people do when they don’t have life’s basic necessities and they’re at the end of their rope – the situation reverts to a jungle-like scenario.”

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Schoch-Spana, Monica. 2005. "Public Responses to Extreme Events: Top 5 Disaster Myths." Presented at the Resources for the Future: First Wednesday Semina Series, Washington. http://www.rff.org/rff/Events/loader.cfm?url=/commonspot/security/getfil...

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Monica Schoch-Spana
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