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From anthrax to bird flu – the dangers of lax security in disease-control labs

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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 02:16 PM

A series of security failures in US disease-control labs handling lethal bugs such as anthrax, smallpox and bird flu has raised questions about the dangers of research into deadly pathogens

For the danger they posed, the lapses were appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government’s high-security disease-control laboratories – which house samples of the most harmful germs in the world – cannot afford to screw up.

This type of government facility ineptitude worries me much more than any terrorist organization.

imo these revelations are jut the tip of the iceberg and large scale coverups are gov. MO.

First came news of a single incident. Staff working on deadly bioterrorism agents at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta followed the wrong procedure to “inactivate” batches of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax. Though potentially still lethal, the bugs were sent to another CDC lab where staff were not equipped to handle live spores. A report into the lapse published last week revealed a worrying pattern of staff failures, and found that dozens were potentially exposed. The CDC doled out antibiotics and anthrax vaccine. Affected rooms were sterilised. They were lucky: no one got the disease. But that is hardly the point.

imo it's just a matter of time until there is a containment lapse, a devastating plague/infections and huge die off of American citizens.

as pogo said...."we have met the enemy and he is us"

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