by Ethan A. Huff
The mainstream media appears to be priming the public consciousness once again for the inevitable release of a highly-deadly pathogen in the very near future.
A recent Reuters report explains that
many of the world's biosafety level-3 (BSL-3) and biosafety level-4
(BSL-4) laboratories, which house some of the deadliest pathogens in
existence, may not be as safe and secure as people think they are
because federal regulations technically require nothing more than a
single locked door at such facilities as a security measure.
But many other such labs do not have this same tight level of a security, as federal law does not regulate the safety protocols used by private research labs.
And since that announcement, there has
been a lot of chatter about whether or not the results of this
creation should be published in scientific journals, and what the
likelihood is that this vicious strain will someday get released
into the wild where it could kill off populations around the world
at pandemic levels.
And since all this private research
being conducted on deadly viral and bacterial strains at private
BSL-3 and BSL-4 labs around the world is apparently not much of a
security concern to the federal government, it appears that it is
only a matter of time before something catastrophic occurs.
This is highly concerning because,
according to a 2009 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report,
there were 400 accidents at BSL-3 labs just in the U.S. alone that