This seems like a disaster that is just waiting to happen. :banghead: The governments have been unable to protect us from “big”, “heavy” stuff. Yet it seems we are quite willing to let publicly “ship” stuff we can’t see, smell or touch.:crying:
CDC Will Allow 1918 Killer Flu Off Campus
By MIKE STOBBE, AP
ATLANTA (AP) - Federal scientists say they will consider requests to ship the recently recreated 1918 killer flu virus to select U.S. research labs.
There are 300 non-government research labs registered to work with deadly germs like the Spanish flu, which killed millions of people worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consider requests for samples from those labs “on a case-by-case basis,” CDC spokesman Von Roebuck said Wednesday.
Dangerous biological agents are routinely shipped through commercial carriers like FedEx or DHL, following government packaging, safety and security guidelines.