Friday, April 9, 2010

Can I minimize my chances of being a victim of a Chemical or Biological attack?

The world is a dangerous place to live in and we all do our best to get through life without too much incident or accident. We do this by living day to day. We avoid situations that we deem to be dangerous and we react to situations as they arise.

If we were to live our lives in fear of something that might happen and base our lives on protecting ourselves against this theoretical danger, then we risk making our lives miserable for no good reason.  In a nutshell, what I'm saying is, 'yes' take measures to be prepared for an attack if it happens, but 'no' don't go changing your life in an attempt to avoid that danger.

If you really do want to take measures to avoid the chances of being in an attack, then these are some points worth considering:
Avoid large crowds both outdoors and indoors.

Avoid going to large buildings that you consider may be subject to an attack (because it is high-profile and symbolic, because it houses a lot of important people, because it houses dangerous chemicals, etc.).

Avoid large centers of population.

As I say, these are points that you can consider if you really want to make an effort to avoid a potential attack.  But you shouldn't give up going to football matches, give up your job or move home out of fear of attack. This would be giving in to the terrorist aim of intimidating and frightening you. 

We live in a world filled with uncertainty. Learn to adapt without changing your ways. Stay diligent and alert, but continue living your life.

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