Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Duct Tape and the CDC

Apparently people at the CDC are the only ones to take President Bush seriously when he suggested using duct tape and plastic to cover your windows during a bio-terror attack.
At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new $214 million infectious disease laboratory in Atlanta, scientists are conducting experiments on bioterror bacteria in a room with a containment door sealed with duct tape.
The tape was applied around the edges of the door a year ago after the building's ventilation system malfunctioned and pulled potentially contaminated air out of the lab and into a "clean" hallway. (AP)
Patrick Stockton, the CDC safety and occupational health manager said, "It's an enhancement. We could take it off." I'm glad I don't live in atlanta.

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