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Sars Research Lab Loses 2,000 Tubes of Killer Virus
International Business Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | Umberto Bacchi

Posted on 04/17/2014 7:56:51 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe

A prestigious research institute in France said it had lost thousands of tubes of samples of the deadly Sars coronavirus.

A routine inventory check at Paris' Pasteur Institute revealed that 2,349 tubes containing fragments of the virus responsible for the deaths of 774 people in 2002 were missing, the centre named after French chemist Louis Pasteur said.

The institute was quick to reassure the public and said that the contents of the missing vials had no infectious potential. They contained only part of the virus and had no ability to spread.

"Independent experts referred by health authorities have qualified such potential as 'non-existing' according to the available evidence...

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 04/17/2014 7:56:51 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe
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To: Smokin' Joe

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2 posted on 04/17/2014 7:58:10 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

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3 posted on 04/17/2014 7:58:12 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


4 posted on 04/17/2014 8:00:48 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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5 posted on 04/17/2014 8:01:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Can’t spread, huh? Not dangerous, huh?

And, we are taking the word of the people who couldn’t keep track of it in a secured research facility?

Color me skeptical...


6 posted on 04/17/2014 8:01:54 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

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Don’t worry, it’s only fragments.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 8:02:09 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: PubliusMM
Color me skeptical...

Me, too.

If this was supposed to be in secure storage, what else is missing?

8 posted on 04/17/2014 8:04:15 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


9 posted on 04/17/2014 8:04:40 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Leading experts were quick to qualify their response with the “Clapper” qualification .... “the previous statement was the least untruthful statement that we could give under the circumstances”. French politicians and leading elite were assured by the statement but several common people (smarter than the average French fence post) were scared as hell.


10 posted on 04/17/2014 8:06:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If His Arrogance knows where his BC is, why did he have to hire someone to Photoshop a new one?)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“Did I do that?”


11 posted on 04/17/2014 8:07:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Smokin' Joe

The globalist, tyranny’s pretending to run legitimate governments and the UN would like to see most of the worlds population dead.

Getting rid of the middle class is not enough. Even US tax payers are becoming a burden and heavy luggage for the wealthy ruling class. Bet the rent.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 8:09:20 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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Absolutely! The 1% feel the population is 20 fold what they feel it should be. Kill off the “undesirables” and keep a few hundred thousand around to keep the 1% maintained (Think Hunger Games), and there you have the 1% utopia..


13 posted on 04/17/2014 8:15:39 PM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: dragnet2
Even US tax payers are becoming a burden and heavy luggage for the wealthy ruling class. Bet the rent.

The people in the wealthy ruling class don't realize that the net of all those pittances keeps them in wagu beef.

By the time they figure it out, someone else will be on top.

14 posted on 04/17/2014 8:18:25 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

The Walking Dude is on his way...


15 posted on 04/17/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: chae; RandallFlagg

“The Walking Dude is on his way...”

Yo RF. You been called.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdXfkkyI1nQ


16 posted on 04/17/2014 8:41:18 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No accident.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 8:44:26 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Pasteur Institute: We’re sorry. Our bad.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 8:50:40 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Smokin' Joe

If it’s not infectious, then why the hell is it news.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 9:26:43 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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Well, for starters, I'd be wondering how these vials just wandered off from a secure area. If they aren't a problem, why "secure" storage? If someone can use nasty bits of the DNA to kluge something together, that might be something to keep an eye out for, but suppose, (now put on your tinfoil hat), just for a second, it was the full, nasty, viable version. If the folks who stole it didn't think so, maybe they'd get careless and end up sick...

Whichever the case, if the 'secure' storage isn't any better tracked, and it isn't so secure that 2000 vials of virus bits managed to disappear, it makes me wonder what else may be unaccounted for.

20 posted on 04/17/2014 10:31:22 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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Hmm. Someone probably forgot to mark the inventory when they destroyed the tubes. It happens. I guess it’s newsworthy since fragments of SARS were involved.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 4:06:18 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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