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Why we may not be as worried as some other places

Brief by Central Staff

Cow Country – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

“And then there’s anthrax. The media feel under attack, especially television. After all, we’re a primary target — not accidentally, I’m sure. To use the old line, news is something that happens to an editor — a major reason for the anthrax obsession.

“Large parts of the country aren’t prone to panic over anthrax, because they know what cows are, and people who deal with cows and soil are used to thinking about anthrax. But there aren’t many cows in newsrooms. Or in New York City or Washington. So instead of seeing anthrax as a treatable (albeit creepy) danger, it’s morphed into the Black Death.”

–Allan Sloan in Newsweek, October 29, 2001