From the Annapolis Capital, Maryland
“Lennox said military safety reviews in recent months endorsed many of the security changes already made, from improved cameras and lights to satellite surveillance. But other changes were deemed not workable or too expensive, including limits on scientists’ hours or a system that would prohibit workers from being alone with a toxin… As for transporting toxins, there are now requirements that two workers be present at all times during transit and that there be satellite coverage of the shipment.”
Terrific. Satellite coverage every time the courier or FedEx carrier goes inside a building or gets on an airplane. How is that going to prevent unauthorized transfers of microorganisms and toxins? Do two workers share a bathroom stall?
The army’s PR people will have to do better than this to convince the public the next bioattack won’t be originating from a government lab.