Here’s how the government nearly exposed you to Anthrax0
By Dr. Sinclair Grey III
The U.S. military is having an “oops!” moment after discovering they shipped live anthrax to as many as nine private laboratories. The anthrax was supposed to be dead and/or inactive and shipped off for research, but was found to be alive instead. At the moment, there’s an investigation underway and the government doesn’t believe the public is at any risk.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, the nine private laboratories that received the live spores are located in Texas, Maryland, Wisconsin, Delaware, New Jersey, Tennessee, New York, California and Virginia. The Pentagon is working with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to retrieve the samples. So far, there hasn’t been anyone affected by the live spores.
The samples were shipped via FedEx under less-vigorous conditions because it was assumed that the anthrax samples were dead. The anthrax samples were shipped from a Dugway, Utah laboratory.
Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren added that one sample was shipped to the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition Program at Osan Air Base in South Korea. A defense official told CNN that up to 22 individuals in the training program were exposed to the anthrax.
“All personnel were provided appropriate medical precautionary measures to include examinations, antibiotics and in some instances, vaccinations. None of the personnel have shown any signs of possible exposure,” read a statement from the base.
The severity of this mistake is not being taken lightly. The CDC has already sent officials to the military labs for further investigation.
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is an activist, speaker, writer, author, life coach, and host of The Sinclair Grey Show heard on Mondays at 2pm on WAEC Love 860am (iHeart Radio and Tune In). Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey