“All research at a Fort Detrick laboratory that handles high-level disease-causing material, such as Ebola, is on hold indefinitely after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the organization failed to meet biosafety standards.”
—Heather Mongilio, “Fort Detrick lab shut down after failed safety inspection; all research halted indefinitely.” The Frederick News-Post. August 2, 2019.
Nightmare fuel: consider the possibility that weaponized smallpox is in several government labs around the world. Take a look through the history of smallpox and think through the implications of a weaponized version being introduced into a population with zero immunity, no vaccine stock and modern transportation methods for transmission.