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Offline Rick Law

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(Not EE but BIO) Lab explosion
« on: September 17, 2019, 07:57:26 pm »
This is technology related but not directly EE.  It is however a piece of news EE'ers would not want to miss.

"On Monday, a gas explosion occurred at Vector, the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in the science town of Koltsovo, some 20 km (12 miles) from Novosibirsk, the third most populous city in Russia.

The research centre is one of only two places in the world allowed to retain stock of the Variola viruses that cause smallpox. The other one is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) facility in Atlanta.

...The chances that the blast somehow let loose a plague onto the world seem exceedingly small...

...the fact it also houses Ebola, bird flu, anthrax, and a bunch of other nasties;..."  [bold added]

It has been reported at many news outlets.  Below link is to the ScienceAlert.com article.
ScienceAlert.com, Sep17, 2019 "Explosion at Russian Lab That Houses Smallpox Sends Internet Into Panic"
Link here: https://www.sciencealert.com/explosion-at-russian-lab-that-houses-smallpox-sends-internet-into-panic

EDIT: Sorry, posted in the wrong section - I had intended to put this in general chat.  Moderator, can you move this if appropriate?
« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 08:13:13 pm by Rick Law »
 


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