Originally posted by Anon77
There is a very urgent need to research viruses like this. In nature viruses often pickup and lose genetic code due to mutations. This virus is
required to study how to treat such a mutation when it occurs. If we don't find treatments for it now when it's under our control then when this
mutation pops up all by itself in nature we will be totally unprepared. Science can't win! People either complain that research such as this is being
done or complain when outbreaks happen and there are no effective treatments available!
Face reality, this WILL occur in nature eventually. Better to prepare now than not prepare and possibly loose millions of human lives trying to
develop a treatment in the future.
I'm sorry, I just have to disagree and say what was done here was not only wrong, it was foolhardy. Ill conceived. The man is lucky beyond
description that he wasn't outright killed and his work stolen....before we even get INTO the ethical black hole of making such a thing in the first
place. I'd read a bit more here and done more thinking on this, and it ought to be criminal. I don't mean he should be prosecuted somehow, but NO
ONE should be legally allowed to follow i his footsteps outside of lvl 4 military labs with all the security they bring.
How safe would you feel with a few nuclear weapons sitting at a university campus and the public then learning they're there.... without a military
base surrounding them? This bug makes a nuke look like a firecracker.
A Nuclear Weapon is only a localized effect. A city...tops.
Terrible...tragic...but manageable. This IDIOT made death itself capable of taking a % of our world's population! He did this on a UNIVERSITY
Campus?? I don't see any mention anywhere that he was working with or under USAMRID..and I don't know any other authority in this nation capable of
working with and safely developing such a nightmare.
Just a question..and why I'm really in shock after giving this thought..... Going back to that nuke question... How far would terrorists go to get
something like this? Heck.... Why bother. Never Mind. Half the challenge would be confirming it COULD be done for certain, at all. Now he's confirmed
it for the world...good and bad. Everyone knows if they work hard enough and long enough.....it won't be a wasted effort. Homicide on a PLANETARY
level is possible!
No.. No one should be allowed to bioengineer world killing bugs like this. NEVER EVER in the civilian world. Some things *HAVE* to be military for a
bunch of reasons. Here is #1, IMO.