WCVB – One of the most secure facilities in Boston is beginning to experiment with one of the world’s deadliest viruses.
Boston University‘s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories announced Thursday that it had received samples of the Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus. Researchers said the first step of their research will be propagating the rare but life-threatening viruses to produce enough material for their planned experiments. Tens of thousands of people were infected and more than 11,000 died in West Africa in a 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak, the NEIDL said. The outbreak also traveled to Europe and the United States, prompting the lab to call the virus a “global public health threat.“…The NEIDL was granted permission to work with the most dangerous pathogens on Earth about eight months ago.
Oh cool, I am really glad I don’t live like 2 miles down the road from Patient Zero. This is how plague movies start. Am I the only one that saw 28 Days Later or I Am Legend or Contagion?
This is how it starts guys. Some cocky scientist throwing caution to the wind takes a few risks that don’t exactly pan out and he gets us all killed or running from undead creatures.
Look, I’m not naive enough to think stuff like this isn’t happening, but at least keep it under wraps. Just lie to me. Lie like a rug. I do not want to know about shit like this. And maybe don’t experiment with one of the deadliest viruses in the world in my backyard. Maybe do it in one of the flyover states that nobody visits to begin with. Just a thought.
I just imagine Noah Emmerich slowly going insane just researching Ebola all by himself in the crypts of Boston University.
Hopefully they have the self destruct button though when the lab coats take it too far and nearly infect Comm Ave.