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Here's something you have probably never consider your best chance of surviving a biological attack could be your mail carrier.
Senior correspondent Rick Leventhal shows us -- from Philadelphia.
I don't know -- bill Schneider has been a letter carrier in Philadelphia for 28 years.
The air force veteran says he loves his job and cares about the people on his -- -- when the government asked for volunteers to deliver antibiotics in the event of an anthrax or other bioterrorist attack.
He didn't hesitate to say yes I live here.
Again the -- of my home.
I don't want to see anything happen anybody so we can prevent.
A tragedy and call for people save lives.
When -- and the postal plan initiative funded by the Department of Health and Human Services is in place in five cities San Diego -- -- Minneapolis Saint Paul Boston and Philly.
With 15100 volunteers who've been fitted for protective suits and provide it would -- cycling for themselves and their families.
In the event of an attack they take the medicine and head to a postal distribution point where they meet a police escort and make their rounds delivering the antidote to every single home within 48 hours.
While we're obviously not in the same class or firemen or a policeman.
It's our way of being able to provide.
Support for the -- -- -- first.
But time may be about to run out the USPS and HHS have asked congress for another five million dollars to keep the program alive.
But the looming government shutdown could mean the end is near I don't see why the funding is really -- consideration I don't know how you can measures people's.
Lives in terms of an appropriation this is just a program that is vital.
To people's lives the funding for the program runs out at the end of this fiscal year which is the end of the month.
And his current batch of medicine expires next march.
Rick thank you.
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