pete675 Posted January 23, 2021 Share Posted January 23, 2021 Have government scientists always wanted to protect us? Read all about it - shock horror ... the Sun tells the truth. https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/164047/day-british-army-chiefs-released-plague-on-tube/ Day British Army chiefs released plague on Tube ON July 26, 1963, scientists carried out an unprecedented military trial on civilians by releasing a plague-like virus on the London Underground. At around midday, a small box of powder disguised as makeup was dropped out of the window of a Northern Line train and into the train’s ventilation system as it crossed the city. The powder was spores of B. globigii bacteria, at the time considered harmless but which can cause food poisoning, eye infections and even potentially deadly septicaemia. Scientists hoped to simulate what would happen if anthrax was released. Days later engineers measured the concentration of spores in the air at various Tube stations. They found the bacteria had travelled more than nine miles. AFTERMATH: Passengers exposed to the spores were never warned or contacted afterwards. Officials decided the trial had to be kept secret to prevent panic and to protect national security. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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