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Originally posted by mattison0922
For some reason it really bothers me that this article refers to anthrax, e. coli, salmonella, and tuberculosis as viruses.
the danger from cultured bacteria is probably minimal, it's not like the truck was carrying weaponized anthrax spores around.
Honestly, FedEx and the public is probably more in danger from the samples of botulism toxin that are sent to my lab just about every week. The purified toxin, if somehow released (auto accident) could make some people very very sick.
Originally posted by soficrow
It's called dumbing down, mattison. ...If the article was to be accurate, another 150 or so words would be needed - and thing is, no one would read it. Sucks, don't it?
True. But it's too hard to explain, so the public is simply not informed that these little packages routinely are shipped through our streets.
BTW - How DO they ship the nasty stuff? Do you know? ...Can we really believe them when they say they don't use FedEx?
I laughed out loud when I read the article. ...Wasn't scared or concerned, just deeply amused. Found I just could not write a serious analysis.