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Bioterrorism amid a pandemic

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The main problem of the planet at the moment is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, causing enormous damage to the economy and population. However, the problem of terrorism remains relevant. The European expert community is currently trying to assess the risks associated with combining these threats in the form of biological terrorism.


Expert review


According to the German publication Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, the Council of Europe Counter-Terrorism Committee has prepared a statement on the existing risks in the field of biological weapons and terrorism against the backdrop of the current difficult environment.

The committee points out that the current pandemic has demonstrated the vulnerability of modern society to viral infections. Apparently, terrorist organizations will draw conclusions, and new attacks will be biological in nature. Microorganisms, viruses, toxins, etc. can be used to defeat civilians or civilian infrastructure.


Photo: waz.de

The expert group of the Committee believes that the damage from such an attack can be much higher than with other types of attacks. Not only individuals will suffer from it, but also society as a whole. In addition, serious damage to the economy is expected. The ongoing pandemic increases the risks associated with bioterrorism. Structures designed to monitor the safety of people due to increased workload may not cope with the additional threat.

Extremists seem to understand the full benefits of biological attacks, but so far have limited themselves to loud statements. WAZ mentions a number of cases where representatives of radical movements from Europe, Africa or the United States called for deliberately infecting unwanted social groups or government services with the coronavirus.

Another warning


The German newspaper recalls that the topic of bioterrorism is not being raised for the first time, incl. in the context of the current pandemic. Thus, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently called such extremist activity one of the main threats to world security. In addition, he noted that the development of a pandemic in the context of insufficient training of medical services shows what a real terrorist attack might look like.


Anthrax bacilli after Gram stain. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

According to WAZ, issues of bioterrorism in the context of COVID-19 have already been discussed by NATO leadership. The alliance believes that a pandemic could provoke terrorists into action. In this regard, it is required to think over the necessary measures in advance.

However, the risks remain low. Unnamed German experts referenced by WAZ consider a biological attack unlikely. Special services do not record any preparations or other events indicating the possibility of a bacteriological or toxin attack.

Real threats


The concept of bioterrorism involves an attack on the civilian population using biological weapons - for all its diversity. Biological weapons include microorganisms and viruses, bacterial and plant toxins, etc. Such agents are weapons of mass destruction and are prohibited for use by several international agreements.

Terrorist organizations are not inclined to comply with official documents, which leads to tragic consequences. There are a number of cases when extremists of one kind or another were preparing for terrorist attacks or using biological weapons against government agencies or the population.

Bioterrorism amid a pandemic

One of the 2003 ricin letters. Photo: FBI

So, in March 1995, the terrorist organization Aum Shinrikyo (banned in the Russian Federation by a court order) carried out an attack on the Tokyo metro. In this attack, a chemical weapon was used - sarin gas. A few days later, during a search in the organization’s office, cultures of anthrax and Ebola were detected. Fortunately, the terrorists did not manage to produce a sufficient number of pathogens and organize an attack.

In the fall of 2001, in the United States, unidentified individuals mailed anthrax spores by mail. As a result of contact with them, 22 people became infected, 5 died. The investigation took several years and was one of the most difficult in stories FBI. Despite all the difficulties, investigators were able to identify a single terrorist.

In 2003 and 2013 The United States again faced a biological threat in letters - this time, ricin was used. Fortunately, the danger was identified in time, and no one was injured by the toxin being sent. The organizers of the 2003 attack have not yet been established. In 2013, they managed to find the culprit, they again turned out to be a lone terrorist.

Dangerous and difficult


If a terrorist organization is planning the loudest terrorist attack with the most dire consequences, it is biological weapons that are of greatest interest to it. Various diseases, such as anthrax, plague, smallpox, etc., are distinguished by their high spread rate and danger. Toxins like ricin are also capable of causing maximum damage in the shortest possible time.


Material evidence in the 2003 case, security measures taken. Photo: FBI

The fight against such attacks is extremely difficult for medical services. According to foreign experts and officials, the current pandemic perfectly demonstrates what the effects of a targeted attack might look like. Now medical institutions are busy with work on the coronavirus, and some of them are doing their best, but no longer have reserves. The appearance of a mass of new victims, including those with especially dangerous infections, can lead to the collapse of the entire system.

However, in the general statistics of terrorist attacks, biological weapons occupy almost the last place. This is primarily due to the complexity of its preparation and use. So, to prepare a bacteriological or viral attack, the initial pathogen is needed, as well as a whole laboratory to grow enough pathogens and prepare “ammunition”. The production of bacterial toxins is also not simple.

In both cases, special safety measures are needed to protect personnel. Also conspiracy is of great importance. The clandestine laboratory can attract the attention of the competent authorities - and stop working long before it is ready for a real attack.


The filling machine of the Russian troops of the Russian Chemical Forces disinfects the streets of the Italian city. Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Thus, terrorist organizations have the theoretical ability to create and use biological weapons, but in practice they prefer simpler and cheaper methods. As a result, bioterrorism is still a very rare occurrence.

Countermeasures


The fight against bioterrorism has no fundamental differences from other counter-terrorism activities. The first frontier of defense is the prevention carried out by special services. The organizations of our country and other states have the necessary methods for tracking and detecting various kinds of extremists, and have also accumulated rich experience in this area. At the same time, the terrorists' need for a biological laboratory to some extent simplifies their search and detection.

If the attack could not be prevented at the preparation stage, the special services will have to investigate and search for those responsible. At the same time, the medical system must ensure the reception and treatment of victims, which may be associated with various difficulties. It is possible to involve RCHBZ units capable of disinfecting or degassing infected areas.


Treatment of rooms infected with coronavirus. Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Thus, the fight against bioterrorism is a special “alloy” of counter-terrorism, medical and other activities. Depending on various factors and the development of events, various organizations and services with initially different tasks should participate in it.

Phantom Menace


Of course, there is and remains the risk of terrorist acts using biological weapons or other weapons of mass destruction. Such attacks can have the most serious consequences, and therefore are especially attractive to extremists. However, their organization is associated with a wide variety of problems and difficulties, as a result of which terrorists prefer to blow up and shoot.

However, the potential threat of bioterrorism cannot be denied or underestimated. Such errors can have the most serious and tragic consequences. Fortunately, the special services of developed countries have the necessary competencies and capabilities, which helps prevent both “ordinary” and biological attacks.
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  1. Pax tecum
    Pax tecum 27 May 2020 05: 22 New
    +7
    Let’s know that the phenomenon of the epidemic in China, and the subsequent pandemic, is not an act of bioterrorism, but only an accident or negligence ...
    If the American intelligence services contributed (by the hands of the Chinese) to the emergence and spread of the virus, then this is bioterrorism of a different level.
    It’s not just that mutual accusation of Americans and Chinese is taking place.

    https://youtu.be/oldeX0Yt0rU

    Russian newspaper 14.11.2015/XNUMX/XNUMX (!)
    American biologists have created a deadly human coronavirus by experimenting with bats, according to the journal Nature.
    According to the publication, biologists have created a virus that can directly infect a person and cause his death. Researchers experimented with the creation of a hybrid of the bat coronavirus in China. They crossed the surface protein SHC014 with the SARS virus, which was taken from the lungs of bats. The result is a mutant virus. Tests have proved that it is able to develop very quickly and actively in the cells of the human body. The authors of the study consider their work significant. They managed to prove that this virus is deadly. Therefore, humanity is warned.
    However, the discovery caused heated debate in the scientific community. They argue not about its value, but about the possible leak of the virus from the laboratory. What this threatens the world, one can only guess. Scientists agree that the mutant virus can kill a lot of lives. The fact that the experiment was conducted after the US authorities introduced a moratorium on funding research for influenza viruses such as SARS and MERS was also criticized. In this case, an exception was made for some reason.
    .
    Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian Announces CIA Brought Virus Wuhan to Wuhan This is the conclusion the diplomat came by analyzing data from the United States. He demanded that Washington immediately provide Beijing with all the information on the coronavirus. As evidence of this, an article was found in the archive of the American scientific journal Nature Medicine for 19, in which scientists discussed how to create this virus and how it affects humans.
    The article says that US scientists artificially created a hybrid version of coronavirus in different animals. Researchers have focused on a virus called SHC014, found in bats in China. Then created a chimeric virus, which was adapted for growth in mice and simulate human disease. "The chimera caused the disease in the mice, but did not kill them."
    1. Pax tecum
      Pax tecum 27 May 2020 05: 35 New
      +3
      Quite logical explanations ...
      Especially considering the fact that the Chinese initially did not allow an international group into their hospitals and laboratory in Wuhan.
    2. Civil
      Civil 27 May 2020 07: 21 New
      +2
      Horde Khan fired at Theodosius from the catapult with the corpses of the dead from the plague

      History is cyclical.
    3. NEXUS
      NEXUS 27 May 2020 07: 47 New
      0
      Quote: Pax tecum
      Let’s know that the phenomenon of the epidemic in China, and the subsequent pandemic, is not an act of bioterrorism,

      Scientists have already proven that coronovirus came to Wuhan from outside. And for me it was logical from the very beginning.
      Think about it if it were a leak from the Wuhan Chinese laboratory, where Chinese virologists worked, would the Chinese leadership really not be aware of these works and would not react quickly and quickly, localizing the source of infection? But the Chinese leadership did not know! And the next month was somewhat wise.
      I do not say now that this virus came from US laboratories. But it is clearly not Chinese, for the reasons that I mentioned before, and because it was stupid to China, in principle, it was not beneficial.
      Look at what US government debts are. How to write off, nullify and forget, so that the countries that held gold in their banks do not ask for it back? But a few months before the epidemic, there was talk in many states about the withdrawal of their gold reserves from US banks.
      Who has always been rich in war, and went out of it much richer than it was before?
      In general, some kind of devilry is going on with this coronovirus.
      And for example, the closing of the Olympics in London in 2012! This is generally some kind of Satanism with very familiar paintings of today.
      1. Ciklop
        Ciklop 27 May 2020 08: 58 New
        -4
        Quote: NEXUS
        Scientists have already proven that coronovirus came to Wuhan from outside. And for me it was logical from the very beginning.

        He also adhered to this opinion right away! The biggest economic losses were suffered by China! But something went wrong and the virus went further
      2. Normal ok
        Normal ok 27 May 2020 10: 31 New
        +3
        Quote: NEXUS
        Scientists have already proven that coronovirus came to Wuhan from outside. And for me it was logical from the very beginning.

        Drop a link to these scientists, please?
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 27 May 2020 11: 16 New
          0
          Quote: Normal ok
          Drop a link to these scientists, please?


          The USA does not have data on the location of the new type of coronavirus / COVID-19 /. This was stated by the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milli at a Pentagon briefing.

          In response to a question from journalists about the origin of COVID-19, M. Milli noted that there is evidence that the virus has a natural origin and was not created artificially.

          M. Milli's position is in stark contrast to the statements of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who recently announced "there is a lot of evidence that COVID-19 began to spread from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan," but did not provide any evidence.

          Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States, said Monday that the available data show that COVID-19 was not created in the laboratory.

          Human-to-human transmission of a new type of coronavirus began as early as November or early December last year. This is how the virus entered the seafood market in Wuhan, from where it spread throughout the country. This conclusion was made by scientists from the tropical botanical garden at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
          The specialists analyzed the genomic data of 93 samples of a new type of coronavirus in the GISAID EpiFlu database, collected in 12 countries on four continents (which were entered into the database before February 12), as well as infection sources and distribution routes.

          Coronavirus did not appear on the seafood market, but had many unidentified sources, after which it entered the seafood market. This conclusion was made by scientists after medical studies of the genome of the virus.

          About this on his page in the social network wrote the head of the department of infectious diseases at the National Medical University, Honored Doctor of Ukraine Olga Golubovskaya

          And there are more and more such scientists every day. Notice, virologists, and not politicians or home-grown bloggers.
          Let's just think logically ... question-Was this epidemic beneficial to China? The answer is OBVIOUS! NO!
          And to cover the entire global economy with a copper basin, is it beneficial for someone, who, in this case, can write off all their debts.
          Now they are saying in full that real money has outlived itself ... and what is being offered to replace it?
          Microsoft technology licensing, LLC did indeed receive a patent number WO / 26/2020 on March 2020, 060606. It is published on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - World Intellectual Property Organization
          The patent is called "Cryptocurrency system using body activity data", which can be translated as "Cryptocurrency system using data on the physical activity of the body."
          1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
            Sidor Amenpodestovich 27 May 2020 11: 43 New
            0
            From the quotations you have presented, it is only clear that the virus did not materialize out of nowhere in the seafood market.
            And the fact that the virus has an artificial origin, these quotes refute.
            And then, do you not immediately develop a vaccine against it together with a war virus? Otherwise, it turns out that there is no protection from one’s own weapon, and to whom it will do more harm, to the owner of this weapon or to the one against whom it is used - pure lottery.
            Well, and, again, how did it happen that the Americans suffered from this virus more severely than the Chinese, and especially the American army. Not to mention European.
            Did the Americans voluntarily agree to lower their military power and NATO?
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 27 May 2020 13: 45 New
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              Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
              And then, do you not immediately develop a vaccine against it together with a war virus? Otherwise, it turns out that there is no protection from one’s own weapon, and to whom it will do more harm, to the owner of this weapon or to the one against whom it is used - pure lottery.

              And where did you get the idea that the deaths of ordinary people in the same USA somehow concern the elite? Did you hear that someone from the elite fell ill or died of a coronovirus? The United States kills millions of people around the world, so why did you get the idea that ordinary US citizens are not the same for elites as Arabs or Africans? In the United States, Mexicans, African Americans, Russians, etc., at least eat it backwards.
              And why such a conclusion that there was no vaccine from the very beginning? Because it wasn’t immediately applied? And what is the point of immediately applying it, starting all this, with the closure of cities, states, the collapse of economies, etc.?
              Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
              Did the Americans voluntarily agree to lower their military power and NATO?

              And who attacks them then? It was they who painted the enemy in the form of China and us. They have nuclear weapons. And the staff of aircraft carrier groups can always be replenished with new immigrants.
    4. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 27 May 2020 10: 10 New
      +1
      If the Americans arranged it, then they performed it simply enchantingly shitty, since in the end they themselves flew more than both the main opponents (Russia and China) combined.
      And alright, the colored population, its white Americans are hardly very sorry. But the army! Aircraft carrier, several destroyers, submarines. That is, a reduction in their own military potential.
      It’s the same as, having gathered to bombard the enemy, instead of blowing up bombs on their own territory.
    5. knn54
      knn54 27 May 2020 10: 27 New
      +1
      - Accident on hunting / fishing;
      -heart attack;
      -car crash.
      Now coronavirus will be added to the BASIC methods of eliminating objectionable.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 27 May 2020 05: 26 New
    +4
    The committee points out that the current pandemic has demonstrated the vulnerability of modern society to viral infections.

    Here’s Bean Newton’s discovered smile
    from the story of the crew of the American aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, one could immediately understand the effectiveness of biological weapons.
    But it bothers me that, around the borders of Russia, the United States has deployed more than one biological laboratory that secretly develops biological weapons for the United States.
    It is not for nothing that recently there have been and are continuing attempts to collect DNA samples (biological material) from a large number of Russians of different ethnic groups and places of residence ... why is this all being done?
    Given the sad history of our coexistence with the Western world, we can immediately assume that this is done for our further physical destruction ... I see no other reasons ... there have already been precedents in the history of infected smallpox blankets in a famous country.
    So, as a citizen of Russia, I demand that the Kremlin recognize the impending danger on us and take appropriate preventive security measures. hi
    1. Pax tecum
      Pax tecum 27 May 2020 05: 42 New
      +3
      It's only the beginning!
      Last updated data ...

      The United States has built eight laboratories in Ukraine, which store especially dangerous infections, allegedly to prevent the creation of biological weapons, the Ukrainian News newspaper writes with reference to the country's Ministry of Health.

      The Pentagon Threat Reduction Agency reportedly provided technical assistance to laboratories built or upgraded with its participation in Ukraine. This was directly handled by the American company Black & Witch Special Projects Corp. The work was carried out from 2005 to 2014. During this time, eight objects were built and improved in Lviv, Transcarpathian, Ternopil, Vinnitsa, Kherson, Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov regions, as well as in the Crimea.

      "The provisions of the contract provided for the provision of assistance to Ukraine in preventing the spread of technologies, pathogens and knowledge that are located in the Research Institute of Epidemiology and Hygiene (Lviv), the Ukrainian Research Anti-Plague Institute (Odessa) and institutions of the Ministry of Health, as well as at other facilities that may be used in the development of biological weapons, "- said the Ministry of Health.

      Cooperation was resumed in 2016. The corresponding document was approved by the Ministry for European Integration of Ukraine and Black & Witch Special Projects Corp. Within three years, it was planned to master $ 1,28 million. The main task of the project was to connect Ukrainian laboratories to a single online software system of the Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System.

      (Remember, the GDP recently "warned" about the risks of developing biological weapons)

      Last year, Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council, said that around the world the United States commissioned more than 200 biological laboratories, including in countries neighboring Georgia, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and others.

      The Russian side has repeatedly expressed concern about the Pentagon's deployment of biomedical laboratories in close proximity to Russian borders. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned the so-called R. Lugar Public Health Research Center in the suburbs of Tbilisi, where, according to the former Minister of State Security of Georgia Igor Giorgadze, they could conduct lethal experiments on people. Later, the chief of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological defense of the Russian Armed Forces, Igor Kirillov, said that American scientists at the Lugar Center under the guise of treatment tested the toxic chemical on local residents.

      Moscow believes that the American and Georgian authorities are trying to hide the true focus of the activities of the US Army unit, which is studying especially dangerous infectious diseases. The Georgian side considers the fears in vain and states that the laboratory is engaged exclusively in scientific research ...
      1. Normal ok
        Normal ok 27 May 2020 10: 56 New
        0
        Quote: Pax tecum
        The United States has built eight laboratories in Ukraine, which store especially dangerous infections, allegedly to prevent the creation of biological weapons, the Ukrainian News newspaper writes with reference to the country's Ministry of Health.

        Fake news in action. Firstly, the Ministry of Health has never said anything like this. lol Secondly, indeed in some biological laboratories in Ukraine, even from the SOVIET TIMES (in Odessa from the Royal times Karl!) There are pathogens of dangerous diseases. For these laboratories were created in those days for the study of diseases and the fight against them wassat And there is nothing secret about this, anyone can find them in the official register of organizations of the Ministry of Justice. Moreover, due to budgetary problems, they are now being "optimized" like all medicine.

        PS. The mentioned "Ukrainian News" is a pronounced anti-Ukrainian channel. It was created relatively recently in order to refer to it for propaganda purposes as an internal Ukrainian resource.
    2. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 27 May 2020 05: 49 New
      +6
      ......security measures......
      the impression is that nothing is missing ----- from masks, medicines to medical staff to fight this covid. . For doctors there is not enough money negative Why? am If their work is important and they put themselves at risk?
      1. Ciklop
        Ciklop 27 May 2020 08: 59 New
        -3
        Quote: Reptiloid
        the impression is that nothing is missing ----- from masks, medicines to medical staff to fight this covid. . For doctors there is not enough money negative Why? am If their work is important and they put themselves at risk?

        Serious people have invested and until the money is beaten off it will be so ...)) There is such a joke hi
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 27 May 2020 09: 26 New
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        Quote: Reptiloid
        If their work is important and they put themselves at risk?

        But you are not embarrassed by the fact that in all countries at the very peak of the epidemic quarantine is being removed? At the same time, they are talking about the second, more powerful, wave of the epidemic.
        At the same time, very quickly even those enterprises that have never been involved in the production of masks or atiseptics suddenly began to produce all this very quickly, and at a price not quarantined.
        With this coronovirus, as I have said many times, something is wrong. And there are more questions than answers.
        You know, there was such a computer game "Illuminati" released already in 1982! She was like a set of cards. These cards ...

        If you look at what is on these maps (I repeat, 1982! Year), it becomes slightly uncomfortable due to the fact that a lot is familiar now, if we recall the events of the last 30 years.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 27 May 2020 20: 32 New
          +2
          Well yes, dear NEXUS! !!!!! Every day the number of conflicting facts is increasing.
          As for the situation with additional payments to doctors ------ reports of difficulties continue.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 27 May 2020 08: 57 New
      -1
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      It is not for nothing that recently there have been and are continuing attempts to collect DNA samples (biological material) from a large number of Russians of different ethnic groups and places of residence ... why is this all being done?

      We have already written that the "non-brothers" have already done this, and some other neighbors have transferred about 140 strains of the most dangerous diseases on the territory of the former USSR. It's not just interest, for the sake of interest.
  3. Far B
    Far B 27 May 2020 05: 29 New
    +1
    Bioterrorism amid a pandemic
    Something late in the day, the Germans caught up with their warnings. Threat for a hundred years at lunchtime, even this article says that aum shinrikye wanted to use anthrax. So the only thing that can complicate the situation is the so-called. "pandemic" - health care systems can collapse from overload, because at the moment all forces are thrown on the corona virus. Disproportionately large forces. Only this is not exactly the fault of the terrorists, but the authorities, who, with some perverse pleasure, inflated and support the coronavirus story. As a matter of fact, the authorities of different countries are practically openly engaged in psychological terrorism. But for some reason this does not apply to various researchers.
  4. codetalker
    codetalker 27 May 2020 05: 52 New
    0
    In general, it is worth noting that this whole pandemic is ideal conditions for attacks using biological (and some types of chemical) weapons. Everything will be charged to the cove. Of particular interest, in this case, is the nature of the pandemic, high morbidity and mortality are observed not in the whole world, but in compact areas. It cannot be ruled out that something else was used against the background of the epidemic of a dangerous, but not generally catastrophic, SARS variant.
    It is also worth recalling the statements of our military made during the pandemic. Not a quote, but close to the text. We do not believe that the coronavirus was developed by the United States as a biological weapon, but there are questions to the Americans about their activities in the field of biological weapons.
  5. nikvic46
    nikvic46 27 May 2020 06: 52 New
    +1
    It’s scary not that such a threat exists, but it’s scary that it exists beyond our will. If the rulers of all countries accept the axiom that each country has its own pests, the world will come to a common denominator. Then the conversation about Skripals and other obvious nonsense. Modern politics protects terrorists. Terrorists should not be divided into ours and not ours.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 27 May 2020 09: 02 New
      -1
      Quote: nikvic46
      If the rulers of all countries accept the axiom that each country has its own pests, then the world will come to a common denominator.

      There is a convention of 1972 (BTWC), it is currently signed by 163 countries, but the United States ratified the Biological Weapons Convention in 1972, but refused in 2001 to adopt a protocol to it that provides for mechanisms of mutual control, as a result of which verify compliance With the help of international legal means, the BTWC by Washington is not possible.
  6. samarin1969
    samarin1969 27 May 2020 06: 54 New
    +4
    Globalization is beneficial to modern elites. It gives them the ability to "multiply capital" without paying attention to the sovereignty of nation states. But, nevertheless, the "behind the scenes" wants to somehow control the movement of people and peoples. So they are trying to highlight people with biological markers.

    Well, and the discourse "about terrorism" smoothly breaks through any political decision: to bomb, confiscate, block, execute, intervene .... The products of many corporations are themselves drawn to "biological weapons": means of "plant protection", for example.
  7. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 27 May 2020 12: 19 New
    +3
    The main problem of the planet at the moment is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, causing enormous damage to the economy and population
    Colossal damage to the economy and the population is caused by a not entirely ordinary virus. This damage, in its entirety, lies in two areas. Firstly, the problem is in the state of modern virology and in general medical science. At the moment, we clearly see that almost all research in practical medicine has been stopped, and for a long time.
    On whom more wine is blamed - on capitalism itself, or on the authorities of countries that are already considered to be developed without any special reason, is a moot point. Research and testing methods with which you can wait for a result for years have been developed a long time ago. And from these furry times no one has improved anything!
    Everyone is happy with an undeniable fact - vaccines against the same flu are useless, because the flu manages to be reborn before the next vaccine comes into effect. As a result, the state pays for research, people pay for the vaccine, it does not help against the fresh virus, again research, again payment, again to no avail. Things are spinning, little money is muddling ... these are not states and not studies, these are gangs of scammers.
    And the second thing. States are unable to take adequate measures against the virus. Any virus. It's good that this one is completely ordinary. If he were really dangerous, we would have died out. Instead of countermeasures to the disease, measures were taken everywhere, the only result of which was a monstrous economic crisis. How so? Well, what did we want? There are no doctors around the "thrones", the entire top of medicine is captured by thieves and swindlers with diplomas and titles. These "doctors" are the only thing the authorities need. As a result of this provision, the authorities simply do not know what to do, since the surrounding thieves have no answers other than those that help steal.
    Such an inability to take at least some adequate action in the world has not been around for a long time. One has only to look at our hegemon, the city on the hill, the leader of the free world ... I personally just don’t remember the shame that the US authorities demonstrated. They were always mean, cruel, insidious, unprincipled ... but they were never so stupid and helpless! We don’t get used to it ... And there apparently they thought that they had science! And there is only theft, and nothing more ...
  8. Tests
    Tests 27 May 2020 21: 46 New
    +1
    Reptiloid (Dmitry), dear, to fight covid-19 in Russia, first of all, there is not enough brains for leaders from the municipal and district levels to the federal level. With doctors - the same trouble. Since May 12, I have either ARVI, or angina on sick leave. The nose was stuffy, the temperature rose to 37,8 in the evening, 36,8 in the morning. Twice I called the doctor to the house, three times went to the 3rd city polyclinic, plus in the evening I sat in line for a USB stick for almost 2 hours, and I went to a general blood test in the morning. Three times I asked three different doctors to take a smear for covid. Answer: You have not contacted patients, you are not 65 years old, you are not a pregnant woman, there is no evidence. None of the frequent centers of Severodvinsk take smears on covid. There is nowhere to do lung computed tomography in Severodvinsk. Since Saturday, May 23, I have no temperature. I drank 3 different types of antibiotics, antiviral drugs - the blessing of the eldest daughter 2 honors diplomas of the Medical Academy Mechnikov (medical faculty - a pathologist and a medical professional - a doctor of laboratory diagnostics, she wrote her Ph.D. on the basis of her student scientific works - but love can be evil - you will fall in love with a doctor - an intern, science abandoned) ... , "Stars" and "Arctic" services were in quarantine and did not deploy a single covid bed. The FMBA was "offended" at the regional headquarters for coronavirus and now does not want to provide information. True, the chief physician was removed or left himself: http://tv58.ru/new/index.php/koronavirus/29-v-severodvinske-uvolilsya-nachalnik-tsmchs-23460
    My wife's older sister from "Arctic" worked on the territory of "Zvezdochka" in April, while the whole "Zvezdochka" was in quarantine. Now she is in quarantine at the dacha: at first, a pregnant colleague fell ill (she was immediately checked for covid), 4 days later another colleague fell ill and waited for 3 days for a smear to be taken from her, they still did not take a smear from my wife's sister ... Order came from the seas - more cases have increased, however, the military goes to the hospital and their general picture of the sick in the Arkhangelsk region is not. So when Poseidon floats on its own, only Covid-19 knows, as for all other orders of SEVMASH and Zvezdochka ...
    On Friday, my wife called the doctor - her temperature rose to 37, 4. The doctor is all on the run, she didn't even look at the thermometer, she started the same song about the smears for coronavirus that 3 other doctors gave me ... My daughter and my wife signed up for me and my wife in Arkhangelsk 1 city hospital named after Volosevich on lung CT scan today. We paid almost 4 rubles each, walked for a long time, about 000 hours, although the time of arrival at 2 and calling at 10.00 and 11.00 was scheduled in minutes for 11.30 days. As a result, the security guard didn’t let me go to the 3nd floor for an answer, gave 2 reports written by different doctors and 2 CDs with our lung CT scans around 2 ... Kovidniki, my wife and I are both! Neither her nor mine had temperatures since Saturday ... The daughters dropped everything on the phone, drove 13.30 minutes to the house in Severodvinsk, since it was not over yet. My daughter called the Arkhangelsk Regional Rospotrebnadzor. About 40 pm Madame called me on the phone, introduced herself as the head of the department of our Severodvinsk polyclinic No. 17 and tried to educate me that I was complaining somewhere, but could not find a record of my admission on May 3, 20 sat in a general queue, they had to dismiss me , but a young internship girl saw abscesses on my tonsils, classic tonsillitis and left them on sick leave ... She freaked out from my question: "Maybe you share with the doctors of the computed tomography department in 23 city hospital in Arkhangelsk?" ...
    Questions: There were high-profile criminal cases involving the purchase of computer tomographs across almost all the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, including the Arkhangelsk region, over Russia, Mr. Krasilnikov ended up with nothing. Are Langley bioterrorists guilty of having no CT in Severodvinsk? Wise men from Anglo-Saxons came up with the idea of ​​taking smears for Covid-19 only from direct contacts of patients, from those over 65 and from pregnant women?
  9. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 28 May 2020 14: 23 New
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    However, in the general statistics of terrorist attacks, biological weapons occupy almost the last place. This is primarily due to the complexity of its preparation and use. So, to prepare a bacteriological or viral attack, the initial pathogen is needed, as well as a whole laboratory to grow enough pathogens and prepare “ammunition”.

    And if there is already a ready "ammunition" (for example, today's virus or something similar) and they only need to be used?
    What prevents a young man from infecting himself with some kind of virus and eating will infect other people?