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CDC Finds Smallpox Vials From 1950s; Right Wing Concerned

President Obama; Time Traveler
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The CDC announced that they uncovered several vials of variola during a cleanup of a facility ahead of a move. Variola = smallpox. Smallpox is real bad stuff. In fact, it’s so dangerous that the world actually got together to vaccinate the planet and eliminate smallpox in humans. Protocols were put in place to deal with handling smallpox, and as smallpox was eliminated in the wild, additional protocols were put in place to limit where smallpox could be stored, treated, handled, or maintained. The idea being that no one would be able to get their hands on samples that could be weaponized into a lethal biological weapon.

So, what’s the story here? The CDC found vials that had been sitting around for decades, and no one knew it existed. The vials date to the 1950s.

The vials appear to date back to the 1950s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released a statement on Tuesday about the discovery.

Scientists made the discovery when they were preparing to move a lab from the Food and Drug Administration’s Bethesda, Maryland, campus to a different location. The laboratory had been used by the NIH but was transferred to the FDA in 1972. The vials were located in an unused part of a storeroom.

When the scientists found the vials, they immediately put them in a containment lab and on July 1 notified the branch of the government that deals with toxic substances, called the Division of Select Agents and Toxins.

So, apparently the find means it must be Obama’s fault. Or that the CDC had wrong priorities and was pushing gun control or junk food consumption because it took away from finding vials of smallpox that no one appeared to know about for decades (they were all supposed to be either destroyed or contained to either the Atlanta CDC facility or a counterpart in Russia).

That’s right folks. Apparently President Obama and the left wing agenda for promoting healthy lifestyles apparently contributed to a decades-long oversight that was discovered when agencies were being consolidated and moved.

These vials will be scheduled for destruction.

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