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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory Paperback – August 9, 2005
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About the Author
Michael Christopher Carroll spent seven years researching and writing Lab 257. A native of Long Island and an avid outdoorsman, Carroll is now general counsel of a New York-based finance company. He lives on Long Island and in New York City.
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Indeed, it's easy to make connections between Plum Island and three major disease outbreaks (West Nile virus - 1999, Lyme disease - 1975, Dutch duck plague - 1967). When looking at a map that displays the number of Lyme disease cases in the US, the results are staggering. There is a heavier concentration of Lyme disease within a small radius of Plum Island than anywhere else in the U.S., which doesn't come as much of a surprise when considering they bred and infected deer ticks and Lone Star ticks by the thousands.
Multiple outbreaks and deficiencies have been noted, but management has admitted only six employees contractions of exotic animal diseases: 3 - Newcastle, 2 - vesicular stomatitis, 1 - foot-and-mouth disease. On the verge of an environmental catastrophe for decades, it's hard to believe their miniscule estimates.Read more ›
-Kevin Joseph, author of "The Champion Maker"
Lab 257 was the focal point of much of this research. The lab had consistent failures in isolating many of the viruses and bacteria that they studied. In fact the negative pressure environment where the animal bodies were to be destroyed was wired incorrectly blowing potential viruses and bacteria everywhere prior to their disposal. Using information from people who worked there (some anonymously), declassified files and other credible sources of information Carroll makes a compelling case for the carelessness of our government in research that may have helped spread Lyme disease infected ticks and other viruses into the environment.
While it certainly is important to understand how many of these viruses and bacteria work, it's even more important to protect the public from contamination. The sloppy methods used at the lab put many people that live in the surrounding area at risk. Since takne over by the Department of Homeland Security, Americans are in the dark as to the plans for this biological waste disposal site.Read more ›
If you REALLY want to know what went on behind closed (and leaky) doors of Plum Island Germ Laboratory #257, Mr. Carroll gives you an interesting and terrifying glimpse. Don't say I didn't warn you. Like I said, the truth will REALLY make you think!
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Awesome live close by...interesting...America at its bestPublished 4 days ago by Frederic C Bennetto III
For the duration of this book I was somewhere between unsure and intrigued. In my humble opinion, this book was undulatory. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Kindle Customer
Power and fear of loosing power can drive the sane to insane reasoning. This book high lights the problems when such experiments are initiated, then costs force law changes that... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Ian Moore
I had no idea, prior to reading this, that our government could and would allow such a dangerous unsecured lab facility to operate this close to densely populated areas on the east... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Missy
There is a problem with this eBook on my Kindle PaperWhite. There were two or three chapters on Lyme disease, then just footnotes. Lot's of footnotes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John F. Sullivan
A book as good as The Hot Zone. It's no wonder why we have so many weird and odd diseases when a lab in the USA is run by the government. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer