Monday, August 18, 2014

CDC Scientist Took Shortcuts Handling Deadly Bird Flu Virus: CDC Also In Charge of Ebola

The CDC is also in charge of Ebola.
An investigation into the mistaken shipment of deadly bird flu virus from a government laboratory earlier this year found that a scientist took shortcuts to speed up the work and accidentally contaminated the samples, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
As a result, the CDC shipped a virulent avian flu virus rather than a relatively benign animal strain to a poultry research laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. No one became infected or fell ill, and the pathogen was destroyed. But after CDC lab members learned of the safety lapse, they didn’t notify supervisors up the chain of command until more than six seeks weeks later.
The CDC investigation said the primary factors behind the reporting delay were the “lack of sound professional judgment” by individuals aware of the contamination and “insufficient or ambiguous” reporting requirements.
Thank You WaPo and Dapandico.

Dateline Aug 9, 2014

Two American Aid Workers With Ebola Infection To Be Brought To US

And as actor James Woods so succinctly put it:

"The hypothetical question on some minds is, "Can the same people who gave us ObamaCare and Fast and Furious manage an apocalyptic epidemic?"

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