31 May 2011

You wanna spread terror across the land...

...who needs suitcase nukes...

"We have 61 adults hospitalised, 21 in intensive care," a spokeswoman for the Eppendorf University Clinic in Hamburg, where most cases are being treated clinic, said Monday evening.

The clinic has appealed for blood donations.

"We are using between 500 and 700 bags of plasma per day, compared to 60 normally. We're running out of supplies," the spokeswoman said.

Rolf Stahl, a neurologist at the clinic, said nearly a third of patients there had lost all kidney functions and were on dialysis.
This is apparently a simple case of e-coli poisoning... try imagine a concerted terrorist attack on food or water supplies.

The miracle is... that it hasn't happened already.


4 comments:

Frances said...

Neo - forget the esoteric bugs; e coli can devestate a population. Think Walkerton.

Neo Conservative said...

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"frances says... e coli can devestate a population."

ah, frances... my point is... one serious traffic accident can totally paralyse your local emergency room... try imagine what an actual terrorist attack would do.

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Frances said...

Neo - got your point. But how do you know these poisoned cukes aren't the result of terrorism rather than incompetence and stupidity?

Neo Conservative said...

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"frances asks... how do you know these poisoned cukes..."

call me naive... but i imagine that terrorists would come at us with something more virulent & drug resistant then e-coli.

think about all those bio-weapons scientists in the former soviet union who were thrown out of work... you think none of them might have a saleable commodity... now that they've been reduced to begging on the streets?

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