Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2023 Fundraising Target: $77,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $48,804
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: fortdetrick

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Beijing Doubles Down On Claims COVID Leaked From Maryland Military Base in Fort Detrick

    05/28/2021 8:16:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Indeki Media ^ | 05/28/2021 | Tyler Durden
    President Biden's decision to give intelligence agencies 90 days to determine the origins of the coronavirus, along with last night's revelation that US intelligence agencies have been sitting on a massive pile of evidence suggesting that SARS-CoV-2 leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has prompted the CCP to fire up its propaganda machine.In comments made Thursday, a top spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry revived one of the CCP's favorite false narratives from the early days of the outbreak: the notion that the virus was created in the US (not China), and was purposefully deployed by the American military to...
  • Gunman dead, two in critical condition after shooting near Fort Derrick, Maryland

    04/06/2021 9:11:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | Updated: April 6, 2021 - 11:35am | By Nicholas Sherman
    The suspect was shot by police after the incident. Agunman is dead, leaving two people in critical condition after a shooting Tuesday outside of Fort Detrick, Maryland. After the shooting, the suspect then fled to a nearby military base, Fort Detrick, where he was shot by police who had followed him, according to the Associated Press. Reports say the suspect was a navy medic. Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said the shooting took place at Riverside Tech Park in Frederick, although it is unclear if the shooting happened inside or right outside the park. "We have two different scenes. All...
  • A Look at the past: Army germ lab shut down by CDC in 2019 had several 'serious' protocol violations that year, 2019

    05/03/2020 11:43:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    WJLA ^ | 01/22/2020 | by Diana DiGangi
    FREDERICK, Md. — In 2019, an Army laboratory at Fort Detrick that studies deadly infectious material like Ebola and smallpox was shut down for a period of time after a CDC inspection, with many projects being temporarily halted. The lab itself reported that the shutdown order was due to ongoing infrastructure issues with wastewater decontamination, and the CDC declined to provide the reason for the shutdown due to national security concerns. ABC7 has received documents from the CDC outlining violations they discovered during a series of inspections that year, some of which were labeled "serious." Earlier that year, the US...
  • Fort Detrick lab shut down after failed safety inspection; all research halted indefinitely

    08/06/2019 8:16:01 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 52 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | Aug 2, 2019 | Heather Mongilio
    All research at a Fort Detrick laboratory that handles high-level disease-causing material, such as Ebola, is on hold indefinitely after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the organization failed to meet biosafety standards. No infectious pathogens, or disease-causing material, have been found outside authorized areas at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. The CDC inspected the military research institute in June and inspectors found several areas of concern in standard operating procedures, which are in place to protect workers in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories, spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden confirmed in an email Friday....
  • Reporters told to testify in leak case (Who leaked details about scientist in 2001 anthrax attacks?)

    08/13/2007 8:54:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,298+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/07 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Five journalists must identify the government officials who leaked them details about a scientist under scrutiny in the 2001 anthrax attacks, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the reporters to cooperate with Steven J. Hatfill, who accused the Justice Department and FBI of violating the federal Privacy Act by giving the media information about the FBI's investigation of him. The reporters named in the opinion are Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek, Allan Lengel of The Washington Post, Toni Locy, formerly of USA Today, and James Stewart, formerly of CBS News....
  • A little good news about Ebola

    05/26/2015 5:49:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    The news from Africa and the Third World is seldom good, and much of the bad news is about disease born of ignorance, superstition and primitive sanitation, news dispatched by a media addicted to tales of unrelieved gloom, certain doom and inevitable disaster. We were all supposed to be dead by now from strange diseases reduced in the public prints to acronyms and bold initials — AIDS, SARS, MERS, swine flu, avian flu and most recently Ebola. These diseases are rightly feared, but in most places they’re diseases only of a tiny part of the population of a country or...
  • Experimental Smallpox Vaccine Protects Monkeys From Dying

    04/27/2004 11:34:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 215+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 28, 2004 | David Brown
    Researchers at the U. S. Army laboratories at Fort Detrick in Frederick reported a major advance yesterday in the search for a safer smallpox vaccine. An experimental vaccine made from pieces of the live virus currently used as a smallpox vaccine protected monkeys against monkeypox, their version of the fatal illness. The protection was not absolute -- the animals got mildly ill and developed the characteristic pox rash -- but it was good enough to keep them from dying. The federal government currently vaccinates many members of the military against smallpox, a disease that was eradicated 26 years ago but...
  • 9,200 uncounted vials found at Army lab

    06/18/2009 11:40:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 1,554+ views
    wavy ^ | 18 Jun 2009, | DAVID DISHNEAU
    An inventory of deadly germs and toxins at an Army biodefense lab in Frederick found more than 9,200 vials of material that was unaccounted for in laboratory records, Fort Detrick officials said Wednesday. The 13 percent overage mainly reflects stocks left behind in freezers by researchers who retired or left Fort Detrick since the biological warfare defense program was established there in 1943, said Col. Mark Kortepeter, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. He said the found material included Korean War-era serum samples from patients with Korean hemorrhagic fever, a disease still of interest...
  • Inventory Uncovers 9,200 More Pathogens[Fort Detrick]

    06/18/2009 10:15:18 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 18 June 2009 | Nelson Hernandez
    Laboratory Says Security Is Tighter, but Earlier Count Missed Dangerous Vials An inventory of potentially deadly pathogens at Fort Detrick's infectious disease laboratory found more than 9,000 vials that had not been accounted for, Army officials said yesterday, raising concerns that officials wouldn't know whether dangerous toxins were missing. After four months of searching about 335 freezers and refrigerators at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Frederick, investigators found 9,220 samples that hadn't been included in a database of about 66,000 items listed as of February, said Col. Mark Kortepeter, the institute's deputy commander. The vials...
  • Fort Detrick Disease Samples May be Missing (Swine Flu?)

    04/29/2009 12:02:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,781+ views
    Frederick News-Post ^ | April 22, 2009 | Justin M. Palk
    Army criminal investigators are looking into the possibility that disease samples are missing from biolabs at Fort Detrick. As first reported in today's edition of The Frederick News-Post by columnist Katherine Heerbrandt, the investigators are from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division unit at Fort Meade. Chad Jones, spokesman for Fort Meade, said CID is investigating the possibility of missing virus samples from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. He said the only other detail he could provide is that the investigation is ongoing. Fort Detrick does not have its own CID office, Jones said, which is...
  • If not Ivins ...(Bruce Ivins had nothing to do with preparing or sending the anthrax letters)

    08/29/2008 7:25:37 AM PDT · by Prunetacos · 85 replies · 1,717+ views
    fredericknewspost. ^ | August 29, 2008 | Katherine Heerbrandt
    When Norm Covert, a conservative former Fort Detrick public affairs officer, and attorney Barry Kissin, liberal activist opposing Detrick's biolab expansion, agree that Bruce Ivins was not the anthrax killer, either the world's spinning off its axis, or the truth is staring us so hard in the face we'd have to be blind to miss it. Covert's piece this week in establishes what many in our community, including scientists and support staff at USAMRIID, past and present, know: Bruce Ivins had nothing to do with preparing or sending the anthrax letters. --
  • Anthrax suspect dies in apparent suicide

    07/31/2008 10:29:15 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 148 replies · 2,243+ views
    One of the nation’s top biodefense researchers has died in Maryland from an apparent suicide, just as the Justice Department was to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailing assaults of 2001 that killed five, the Los Angeles Times has learned.Bruce E. Ivins, 62, who for the past 18 years worked at the government’s elite biodefense research laboratories at Fort Detrick, Md., had been informed of the impending prosecution, people familiar with Ivins, his suspicious death and with the FBI investigation said.Ivins’ name had not been disclosed publicly as a suspect in the case that disrupted mail service...
  • Three Scientists Probed In 2001 Anthrax Attacks

    03/28/2008 11:08:46 AM PDT · by SargeK · 97 replies · 2,254+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/28/08 | Catherine Herridge and Ian McCaleb
    WASHINGTON — The FBI has narrowed its focus to "about four" suspects in the 6 1/2-year investigation of the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, and at least three of those suspects are linked to the Army’s bioweapons research facility at Fort Detrick in Maryland, FOX News has learned.Among the pool of suspects are three scientists — a former deputy commander, a leading anthrax scientist and a microbiologist — linked to the research facility, known as USAMRIID.
  • U.S. vets deserve answers on biochemical tests

    12/04/2005 9:00:45 AM PST · by Roy Wilson · 11 replies · 520+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | December 3, 2005 | J B STONE
    Guest opinion: U.S. vets deserve answers on biochemical tests By J.B. STONE The U.S. Army's Project 112 and its Navy component, Project SHAD, started in 1961 when Robert McNamara and President Kennedy allotted $4 billion and 10 years to create a biochemical juggernaut. Decades of unanswered questions had just begun. In Judith Miller's 1999 book, "Germs", William Capers Patrick III, the head of Bio-Chemical Weapons development programs at Fort Detrick, Md., for more than 30 years, states: "We didn't sit around talking about the moral implications of what we were doing. We were problem-solving ... you never connected it to...
  • Timeline of Secret Government Projects LSD, Esalen, HAARP and the Cosmic Cointelpro

    10/06/2005 5:22:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 21,553+ views
    Timeline of Secret Government Projects LSD, Esalen, HAARP and the Cosmic Cointelpro or When You Dance With the Devil... note: because important web-sites are frequently "here today but gone tomorrow" the following was archived from on November 3, 2002. This is NOT an attempt to divert readers from the aforementioned web-site.  Indeed, the reader should only read this back-up copy if it cannot be found at the original author's site.This timeline, prepared by a researcher of our Quantum Future School, [JH] with many linked sources, barely scratches the surface. It is our hope that readers will do additional research,...
  • Enzymes interdict nerve agents in 'bioscavenger' program (Chemical WMD Defense News)

    07/21/2005 6:04:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 315+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 20, 2005 | By Karen Fleming-Michael
    FORT DETRICK, Md.(Army News Service, July 20, 2005) - Plasma, goats and plants may one day hold the key to protecting warfighters and the public from nerve agents. Boosting the amounts of an enzyme called butyrylcholinesterase, normally present in small quantities in blood plasma as detoxifiers, can interdict nerve agents when they enter the bloodstream so the nerve agents can't reach their targets. Knowing this, researchers for 20 years have been finding ways of producing large amounts of the enzyme they call a "bioscavenger." "The bioscavenger is being tested against all known nerve agents," said Col. Michelle Ross, deputy commander...
  • Profile of a Killer

    01/05/2002 4:37:59 AM PST · by CrossCheck · 101 replies · 1,139+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 4, 2002 | By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    I think I know who sent out the anthrax last fall. He is an American insider, a man working in the military bio-weapons field. He's a skilled microbiologist who did not aim to kill anybody or even to disrupt the postal system. Rather, he wanted to sow terror. Like many in the bio-warfare field, he felt that the government was not sufficiently attuned to the risks of anthrax, so he seized upon the opportunity presented by Sept. 11 to get more attention and funding for bio-terror programs like those that have been his career. How do I know all this? ...
  • Fort Detrick Radio System Jams Remote Garage Doors

    02/27/2005 6:06:22 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 22 replies · 663+ views
    WTOP Radio Network ^ | 27 FEB 2005 | The Associated Press
    FREDERICK, Md. - A new radio system at Fort Detrick will improve communication with the Pentagon. The downside: some people may have to open their garage doors the old-fashioned way. The Land Mobile Radio system will allow Fort Detrick and 10 other Army installations in the Washington region to communicate with the Pentagon and civilian emergency personnel by hand-held radios. In a suburban sacrifice to emergency preparedness, Frederick residents could experience a rash of dead door openers in coming days, as the Army's Fort Detrick begins using a new radio system linking local and federal government emergency personnel. The new...
  • Russians knew West's germ warfare secrets

    02/11/2005 8:11:49 PM PST · by aculeus · 42 replies · 1,477+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 12, 2005 | By Ben Fenton
    Britain and America's most guarded germ warfare secrets have been known to the Russians for decades and spies continue to operate at the heart of the West's biotechnology industry, a former KGB spymaster says today. Alexander Kouzminov also discloses that covert Soviet sabotage agents prepared secret sites where phials of lethal bacteria would be left, ready to poison western military establishments, civilian settlements and even assassinate political leaders in the event of war with the Soviet Union. The scientist, once a senior member of the KGB unit responsible for biological espionage, says that the secrets of Porton Down and the...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...