When you think about how many of these types of labs are all over the world them accidentally letting something escape can be a scary thought and could become a reality. It could end life as we know it if one that has been weaponized escapes.CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities increased to 84 people their count of government workers potentially exposed to live anthrax at three laboratories in Atlanta as they investigated a breach in safety procedures for handling the deadly pathogen.
CDC says more lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax
They should, and they do, take extreme precautions when dealing with it. Yet there was still a breach. So I don't see us as being truly safe from any of these killers as long as they are alive in a lab somewhere.
They experiment with them to come up with a better vaccine or cure. Never know when another country or terrorist might decide to attack us with one. So I realize we need to be prepared.