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Federal officials are looking for at least 30 vials that may contain the plague and are missing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
The President has been briefed.
Another plague outbreak? I'm sure there's no connection. Isn't that what they said about the first few anthrax cases?
I just love how these morsels of information are fed to the public. "Nothing to see here, folks. Just move along."
but never 30 bottles of the plague. You don't "lose" deadly viruses
I can see it now... student working in lab knocks over rack of vials. "Oh #&^%$#. Prof. So-and-So will KILL me..." Mops up mess, disposes of remaining 'evidence' where it won't ever be found.
Of course, who's to say we're ever going to hear any significant amount of detail?
Just for conspiracy fun: Yeah, sure, as long as it is not some suped up Military variety of Bubonic Plague. Who is to say that a breakout of plague today wouldn't mutate and defy those "standard" antibiotics, many of which are suffering from decreasing efficacy anyway...
Besides, it's not the bottles they find, or the ones they find missing that you have to worry about, it's those bottles of plague that are missing that sloppy inventory controls will never reveal...
Just my happy thoughts for the day. ;)
Most people in the US don't live in rat-infested hovels anymore, which probably really reduces likely transmission vectors. The biggest hazard these days would be people and their doctors not realising what it was in time to prescribe antibiotics.
About 14 percent of plague cases in the United States are fatal...
The symptoms are swollen, tender lymph nodes, fever, and extreme exhaustion. Ten to 20 people a year are infected in rural areas of the western United States, while globally there are 1,000 to 3,000 cases a year.
It can be treated with antibiotics, but if it isn't treated promptly, it can cause death.
Yeah, sure, as long as it is not some suped up Military variety of Bubonic Plague.
And besides, biological warfare is against the rules nowadays, so we would certainly never fund military programs to develop such illegal substances in the first place... ;)
Hmm, and I know that those news sources would indeed tell the whole world that some nasty new strain of plague had been stolen or lost... :)
>>And besides, biological warfare is against the rules nowadays, so we would certainly never fund military programs to develop such illegal substances in the first place...
Of course, I agree totally. Does your tongue ache from being so firmly stuck in your cheek? ;)
Never would I,
The media and the government are virtual paragons of veracity, imbued with a sense of duty and truthfulness that outshines all but the brightest stars of the saints. Indeed, they would never prevaricate nor cavil nor equivocate nor tergiversate, but remain unyielding, unwavering in their pursuit of rectitude and fidelity.