posted on May, 30 2013 @ 06:17 AM
Originally posted by texasgirl
I noticed some posters on here saying the illnesses were next to Biolabs. Any chance it was contaminated and jumped the lab?
This is something that totally baffles me. We know that living things are driven by (for want of a better word) a program, that is to procreate and
spread. This is what all life does. We cannot even build structures to contain Humans - our own species that we have almost a complete understanding
of - and yet we think we can even adequately control a virus, microscopic, deadly, a life form older than we are...?
Once again, it's evidence of our incredible arrogance to think that we can so easily control something, as though we are superior. The fact of the
matter is that we are in a losing war with viruses of this kind, so clearly we are not as clever as we think we are.
It angers me that these labs are so close to Humans, and we think just walls and glass and "protocols" can prevent one of the cleverest life forms
we have ever witnessed from escaping. These facilities should be miles from any population, with quarantine levels to prevent anyone infected from
being able to leave. We quarantine dogs when they fly from one country to another FFS, and that's not even for such deadly diseases! And yet we have
people meddling with these weapons of mass destruction right in the middle of populations.
As for the updates, it is pretty scary, but I'm keeping my level headed attitude that much of this could also be exaggeration. There doesn't seem to
be much evidence that this is bigger than is being reported, just suggestions by some that it could be. When I see citizen journalists publishing
videos of them bringing bodies out of homes and exposing a cover-up, then I'll believe it.
While we're panicking about finding a treatment able to beat it, we should also be working on materials and products for mass production to prevent
infection. As far as I know there is no real concerted effort to create publicly available methods of preventing contamination beyond what you might
find in any hospital.
There needs to be more investment in prevention as well as cure.