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* 2007 probe of misshipment that CDC doesn’t want you to know about

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 18, 2015

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3 Responses to “* 2007 probe of misshipment that CDC doesn’t want you to know about”

  1. DXer said

    http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2015/07/29/fedex-no-longer-to-transport-bioterror-germs-in-wake-of-anthrax-lab-mishaps/30859589/

    FedEx ends transport of bioterror germs
    Alison Young, USA TODAY

    Commercial carriers are commonly used for shipping specimens. Since 2003, there have been about 4,250 transfers of select agents, according to the Federal Select Agent Program’s website, with only one confirmed shipping loss.

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    The decision by FedEx is the latest fallout over concerns about lab safety and security issues that have grown over the past year in the wake of several high-profile incidents. An ongoing USA TODAY Media Network investigation has revealed widespread safety lapses at government, university and private labs nationwide — and pervasive secrecy that obscures failings by researchers and federal regulators.

  2. DXer said

    Congress questions oversight of biolab safety at hearing
    Alison Young, USA TODAY3:56 p.m. EDT July 28, 2015
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/07/28/congress-questions-oversight-biolab-safety-hearing/30765261/

    Murphy, however, scoffed at this, telling Sosin: “Please let the CDC know I don’t believe them anymore.

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    Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, read a quote from a recent USA TODAY article about a lack of accountability and consequences for lab safety failures. “I think many of us have expressed that frustration, not only in the agencies represented here, but across the government,” Flores said.

  3. DXer said

    The CDC has shut me down — even though my request was to USAMRIID, not CDC! — by looking to charge me as a commercial requester! A reporter will have to make the same request.

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