” Research at a secretive Army germ warfare lab about 50 miles from Washington, D.C. that works with tularemia, which spreads more easily than anthrax, has been partially restarted after a federal inspection found two failures in containing unnamed germs or toxins.
No one was exposed to any germs or toxins at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in Maryland, according to the institute commander…
” “Our concept is to start with a small group of people, secure approval for a limited number of studies, and then gradually expand,” said Col. E. Darrin Cox, the new commander of the institute…
” In 2009, research was suspended after the discovery that more than 9,200 vials, about one-eighth of its stock, wasn’t listed in the institute’s database.
They’re back! Of course, a sinister creep like Trump would OK resumption of this slimy research. Warms the cockles of every heartless rightwing fanatic, acquiring another illegal means to kill lots of people.
Exactly, the sort of war crime potential that makes Trump voters giggle and fart.
” The NYC Department of Correction has introduced Meatless Mondays for inmates, correctional officers, and jail staff.
On Mondays, everyone at the Department of Correction, which jails around 7,000 inmates in 11 correctional facilities across the five boroughs, will be served a variety of meat-free foods throughout the day. Dishes include veggie chili, fresh fruit, cereals, and veggie burgers.
” The department’s normal everyday menu features a number of plant-based foods, including steamed vegetables and fresh fruit, however, it also features meat-based items, like chicken patties…
” The Department of Correction follows in the footsteps of New York City’s public school system, and its public hospitals. In January 2019, the latter introduced vegan Meatless Monday meals. The president and CEO of Health + Hospitals Dr. Mitchell Katz said the initiative is about empowering patients to live healthy lives after they leave the hospital.
In March, Meatless Mondays arrived at all New York City Schools — the largest public school system in the world…
No doubt you all have access to many sensible science-based studies on the healthful aspects of decisions like this one. While it may be a pitiful comment on American culture — needing administrative instruction to adopt moderate dietary changes even for the incarcerated — hey, every little bit helps.