There are other circumstances that I don't know if anyone has written about...I work at the post office(and did in 2001), the anthrax could very well have not harmed anyone except for one tiny, unpredictable circumstance - even the sender, I believe didn't anticipate -- the post office(in 2001) regularly "blew out" their machines(letter cancellers, sorters, ...everything) with compressed air.
Compressed air is no longer allowed. All machines nation wide are vacuumed. Plus, I don't think it's considered secret, but all AFCS's(letter cancellers) are now equipped with bio detection systems.
It seems that the compressed air took what may have been a "warning" or "demonstration" and aerosolized what the sender thought would arrive in the same condition it was sent in! This is also why it was mostly postal people who died and were affected. Others who work for the po can easily confirm what I'm saying.
So, when someone says a rogue bio scientist sent the stuff not expecting the 'blow up', has some believability to me, just because nobody could have anticipated the po would take a bio hazard and aerosolize it.
To: Duke of Milan
"This is also why it was mostly postal people who died and were affected. Others who work for the po can easily confirm what I'm saying."
The first person to die was **not** from the Post Office, and the many people who were later infected were treated with modern anti-bodies that cure anthrax infections easily when applied early...a fact that ruins any statistical analysis of who died because of what...because once we realized that we had been hit with a bio-attack, the proper medicine was used to treat/prevent anthrax infections among the exposed.
posted on 10/16/2006 6:37:32 PM PDT
(Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
To: Duke of Milan
Good point ~ and, given the material letter and flat trays are made out of, you end up having a second opportunity to "aerosolize" almost anything ~ as you remove weight (mail) from a tray, the tubes in the container rebound to their original form and suck in air and whatever spores are around. When you add weight (mail) to the tray, the air and whatever else is in the tubules is expelled.
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