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Stuart Carlson

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  1. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 17 days ago

    First, they were sealed ampoules, not Petri plates. Second, NO ONE is supposed to have open food and drink in the lab. (Basic elementary lab safety). Third, unknowns like this are only opened in an isolation hood, particularly if labeled (as these were).
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    I could go on, but I think y’all get the message? It was starling to find those ampoules, but they are not really a danger if properly handled (which they were after they were found). Safety measures were much less stringent back in the 50’s. Also, no human endeavor is done perfectly and mistakes are made.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 17 days ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    How many would want to open those ampoule’s? Too many,

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 17 days ago

    The box was labeled Variola so I suspect most people did not know it was Smallpox.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 17 days ago

    The samples WERE locked up in a secure facility. But, “stockroom rules” should have caught the error a long time ago. But as old as the samples were, whose computer records had a complete listing? A lot of companies as well as agencies lost HUGE amounts of data when switching from old paper records to computers, notably, that’s a huge part of the problem VA still is dealing with.(after decades of “working on it” through numerous administrations.)

  5. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 17 days ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    This type of stuff happens, there was a report that the Jar holding Einstein’s Brain was used as a door stop. Lab’s get so much sent to them that unless they are properly labeled they are put off to the side to be checked later.

  6. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 16 days ago

    One last note: The situation in the CDC cases is different from the NIH case. The CDC lab basically failed in quality control (contamination and purity) and failed to follow established safety guidelines for handling the materials (eg., inadequate inactivation protocols).

  7. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, 16 days ago

    I wonder if ISIS has gotten a hold of some samples. It was reported once that Saddam had the stuff.

  8. BIGCHRONO

    BIGCHRONO said, 16 days ago

    @SABRSteve

    He used it as snuff. Maybe Variola was misread as Viagra. These overstocked labs are akin to burgeoning police evidence/property rooms. Wait until Judge Crater & Jimmy Hoffa are discovered in there.

  9. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 12 days ago

    Smartest move for the terrorists: claim Hanford, Connecticut, as their work…

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