Saturday, August 25, 2007


My wife and I just moved to The South End of Boston only to discover that a government high security lethal virus lab attached to the Boston University Medical Center is slated to become part of the neighborhood. By lethal virus, I am referring to the most virulent viral strains known to man like Ebola, Marburg and Anthrax to name a few. The community is being assured by the Feds that the planned lab represents "no serious threat" to the community. I must admit to a personal outbreak of, um, concern at this news. And as language goes, at least for me, "no serious threat" falls well short of seriously assuaging my worries. After all we do live in a time rife with terrorism and false flag events, so who in their right mind would want to tempt fate. I would have preferred a statement that offered that the lab was no threat at all, none, nada, zip, zilch. After all, given that Ebola, for example, causes its victims to bleed profusely from every orifice, and that's just for starters, I have to wonder what a less than serious threat constitutes.

So why couldn't this lab have found a host, I mean home, somewhere other than in the middle of New England's biggest city? I realize that there is a wonderful medical infrastructure here in Boston, but aren't there other considerations, like public safety? Oh, that's right, I forgot, "no serious threat." My wife supposes some zealous administrator, looking to feather his cap, is responsible for luring the government facility here. If so, good for him, and God Forbid it isn't for the rest of us.


DED said...

Wow, that sucks! They'd better have Level 4 Quarantine protocols or else they're just tempting fate.

I agree, a more remote location would've been much better than downtown Boston.

I smell a new Stephen King novel in the works.

Edwardo said...

Level 4 Quarantine protocols. Interesting. I'll have to look those up, and perhaps send someone a letter.

DED said...

Edwardo said...

Thanks, ded,