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China urges U.S. to release details of bio-labs in Ukraine: FM spokesperson

The U.S. bio-military activities in Ukraine are only "the tip of the iceberg," Zhao said. Under various names, the U.S. Department of Defense controls 336 biological laboratories in 30 countries.

"What is the real intention of the United States? What exactly has it done? These have always been the source of misgivings for the international community," Zhao said.

Moreover, only the United States has for 20 years blocked the building of the Biological Weapons Convention verification protocol, and refused to accept inspections of biological facilities within and outside its borders, further aggravating the concerns of the international community, the spokesperson said.

"We once again urge the U.S. side to fully clarify its biological military activities both at home and abroad, and accept multilateral verifications," Zhao said.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Mar 8th, 2022 at 09:48:14 PM EST
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GERMS, VIRUSES, AND SECRETS: THE SILENT PROLIFERATION OF BIO-LABORATORIES IN THE UNITED STATES

HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS

OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE  HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED TENTH CONGRESS

                             FIRST SESSION

                               ____

                            OCTOBER 4, 2007

Apart from the issue of mushroom growth of these labs, perhaps the most important question looming over all this is, are these labs safe? The most serious accidents so far have occurred outside the U.S., including the death of a Russian lab worker exposed to Ebola and the SARS
infections that sickened several people and killed a lab worker in Asia. Here in the U.S. for the past 4 years, the CDC has received more than 100 incident reports from labs handling select agents. However, there are indications that the
actual number of incidents may be much higher.

It is also alarming to note that more than a third of the incident reports are from 2007, which begs the question of why has there been such a steep increase in BSL
incidents.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Mar 8th, 2022 at 11:03:17 PM EST
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See coverage dual use bio-labs by Cat

today, yesterday and day-before yesterday.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 9th, 2022 at 12:49:13 AM EST
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