Friday, 2 November 2001 : "Anthrax wave subsiding?"Officials Call Off Antibiotics For Many Who Handle Mail; With No New Anthrax Cases, Crisis Eases in D.C. Region [WPost]
With no new local case of inhalation or skin anthrax in more than a week, and no report of a tainted letter in more than two, the District's health director, Ivan C.A. Walks, suggested that the Washington area was "on the downside" of a crisis that began with the opening of an envelope Oct. 15 on Capitol Hill.Hope there isn't a second wave.
Supposedly some similar (non-anthrax) letters were received by other media outlets (such as Fox News) prior to 9-11, sent from Indianapolis:
PRE-9/11 ‘TERRORIST' MAIL CAME FROM INDY [NY Post]
Lots of speculation in that article, though, like the assertion that it could be the work of a pagan or Wiccan group without any supporting facts given for why they're maligning such groups with the accusations.
One could just as easily speculate that it's the work of a radical Christian anti-abortion group since Planned Parenthood has been receiving anthrax threats from the Army of God for years and the first targets of the actual anthrax were Democrats and the 'liberal media'. Maybe the New York Post just felt like tarring someone else. Or there are important facts they're not sharing.
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