U.S. Government Allows Controversial Research On Flu Viruses To Resume
New York Times: Studies of Deadly Flu Virus, Once Banned, Are Set to Resume
“Research that could make flu viruses more dangerous, and that the government suspended in 2014 because of safety concerns, has been approved to begin again, federal officials have confirmed. The government did not publicly announce its decisions in recent months to allow two labs to resume their projects. The new go-ahead was first reported in the journal Science. The lack of information about the decision and how it was made have provoked outrage from some scientists, who oppose the research because they say it could create mutant viruses that might cause deadly pandemics if they were unleashed by lab accidents or terrorism…” (Grady, 3/1).