|"Absolute secrecy corrupts absolutely" - Fred Hintz, CIA inspector general, New York Times, July 30, 1995
"Politics is the Art of looking for Trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it Incorrectly, and applying the Wrong remedy".|
Sir Ernest Benn (1875 - 1954)
is the dampening of prior euphoria that poliomyelitis virus and measles
virus would be eliminated as targeted by the World Health Organization
(WHO) in the early twenty-first century|
VPH - Viruses, Plagues and History, by Michael Oldstone. (Amazon) (PDF) (cache)
Biosafety Hazard Level 4 is the designation used for facilities that have sufficient safety measures in place to the worlds most deadly pathogens and chemical agents can be handled safely. Prior to Ebola there were very few of these. Andromeda Strain provides a good example of such a facility. They're not as complicated and elegant as a sci-fi movie but you get the idea. They are used in Germ Warfare development and vaccine development. Where the line between the two actually is gets blurry sometimes, for example, is the need to aerosolize Ebola for military or medical purposes?