Saw that on Da Nooze…
Just horrifying. It wasn’t the CDC that screwed the pooch. It was the FDA.
The CDC is supposed to be like NASA – just chock full of really smart egghead types – the best of the best. The FDA? Not so much. Leaving behind vials of smallpox in a storage closet? It’s not like misplacing your car keys..
FDA goober in 1955: “Hey! Anyone seen those vials of smallpox I had sitting here? No? Oh well, I’m sure they’ll turn up sooner or later…”
CDC goober in 2014: “OH MY GOD!! GET A HAZMAT TEAM TO THE BROOM CLOSET ON THE 4TH FLOOR, STAT! YES, FULL TELE-TUBBY SUITS AND REBREATHERS!”
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1