H5N1: The Airborne Experiment Cannot Be Kept Secret

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.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to H5N1: The Airborne Experiment Cannot Be Kept Secret

  1. I hadn’t heard of this. Not very merry.

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