CDC Takes Action

The recent revelations of serious mishaps and mix-ups with pathogens have led CDC to take action.

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Is there any requirement that

Is there any requirement that those in charge of these highly infectious disease materials spend time working in communities suffering bouts of contagion? Not having actually witnessed the human loss associated with the spread of a deadly infection allows scientists to slip into denial. Not fearing what a lab accident might mean, one can become careless. Firsthand experience is an unforgettable teacher across a myriad of disciplines (speaking from my own training in the professional fields of education and family therapy).

If this can happen at high

If this can happen at high level CDC labs , this can happen anywhere-yet level 2 and 3 labs have proliferated rapidly across the US without appropriate regulation and oversight. The real problem is less likely to come from a CDC lab but one of these labs.