More bad news on the H5N1 airborne experiment front (from the Los Angeles Times yesterday):
[Dutch virologist Ron] Fouchier [whose lab created airborne H5N1] said he was cooperating [with the US government], but he thought the [experiment sharing] strategy was impractical. When he and his colleagues made a list of the people they thought should see the data, they came up with more than 100 international organizations — close to 1,000 individuals.
“As soon as you share information with more than 10 people, it’s no longer confidential,” he said.
Time to read Tuchman’s A Distant Mirror and Camus’s The Plague.
God help us.
I hadn’t heard of this. Not very merry.