posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 06:54 PM
There's a very prominent drop-off in lethality comparing home-made bio-terror weapons to military-grade weaponized whatever. I think a
greater danger than homemade germs is the chance that terrorists of one variety or another could get their hands on the real deal: weaponized strains
from defunct labs in failed states.
As terrifying as the prospect is, there are always a million and one things that can go wrong. Dispersal patterns are hard to control under ideal
conditions, nevermind in a dynamic environment. Also, human beings are a nifty critter, we've got solid defenses (though by no means impervious).
Pick a germ, even a new and unique bug, and a certain percentage of the populace is going to have extraordinary immunity.
So, there are buffers between us and viral doom.
Let's hope they're enough, eh?