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susanr October 28th, 2014 6:12pm

An Ebola vaccine will be produced about 5 miles from where I live. Should I be afraid? Or feel safe (or neutral)?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/29/14 6:15 pm

Be afraid. ..Be very, very afraid. (breaks out in evil laughter)

dventola98 CMU
10/29/14 12:27 am

I feel like CSUs got it locked down you shouldn't have anything to worry about

eLucidate writing
10/28/14 5:38 pm

Read about this the other day. Go CSU!!!

suppressedID keep Summer safe
10/28/14 3:47 pm

Run for your life!! When the Ebola plague hits, all the victims will swarm the facility.


Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/28/14 3:36 pm

Do you plan on enrolling in clinical trials?

BTW, I've always liked that picture.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 4:59 pm

Thanks! I reinstalled it after the SOH poll on playground cops-&-robbers yesterday.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 5:00 pm

Oh... clinical trials. Hm. I have a feeling this stuff is going to be used in small trials, probably not in the US, & maybe just military related. That lets me off the hook for having to make that decision. =:-)

rons WOKE is sick
10/28/14 3:31 pm

Your fine unless something happens.

smacc DunningKruger
10/28/14 2:55 pm

Haven't heard about any containment problems in these facilities other than in the movies.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/28/14 2:25 pm

Invest on a full blown hazardous material suit for when you are walking around town. :)

10/28/14 3:45 pm

Good idea, you should all buy them. (My company makes the materials they are made of).

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 5:02 pm

Tyvek, Tom?

I should have grabbed a full set of PPE, or 10, when I stopped working. Except, well, that would have been stealing.

Alternatively, I could switch to my mask & goggles profile pic, if I can find it.

10/28/14 5:46 pm

Yes :-)
I didn't even know tyvek was used for those suits until a few days ago.

timeout Boston Strong
10/28/14 1:48 pm

I knew, you of all people, would not be panicking.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 5:03 pm

You would be correct.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 5:03 pm

What direction? Wyoming? (It's not that far; about 40 miles.)

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/28/14 5:37 pm

Away from where your at! Don't mess with that ebola stuff!

jvc1133 61535
10/28/14 12:10 pm

A chance to volunteer as a test subject, ; )

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 5:04 pm

I've volunteered for a lot of medical research studies, but never for one involving medications or injections of anything...

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/28/14 12:04 pm

You should feel pretty safe, unless NJ Governor Christie comes to town for a visit. His paranoia is contagious.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 12:18 pm


breanne Denver, Co
10/28/14 1:31 pm

Good thing Chris Christie doesn't like Colorado...

fredd TrumpLand
10/28/14 11:54 am

Terrified! They should evacuate your state! Or just produce it in Montana.

10/28/14 12:32 pm

Yeah, Montana, no one lives there.

10/28/14 3:46 pm

So someone created an account just to post this reply. That's funny.

fredd TrumpLand
10/28/14 5:04 pm

Hah, so they did. Bizarre.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 5:05 pm

Hey, we'd all love for more people to live in Montana. And North & South Dakota. Also Maine. Because it's often hard to get all 50 states represented in a user-made poll.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/28/14 11:26 am

I would say quite safe. You can always come out and visit me if you feel in danger.

missmorganmarie ...
10/28/14 11:24 am

They aren't using a live virus. you're fine

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 12:19 pm

But... but... but... mutations!

(I'm not the least bit worried.)

Rosebud Ohio
10/28/14 11:22 am

Definitely worried. This means your entire town has ebola, including you, and those developers only made it from fear of catching it.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/28/14 11:28 am

Actually, I would be worried because I think it's just a secret front for the laboratory to say they're producing the vaccine, when in fact they are trying to create the virus that will make the TV show/comic The Walking Dead become a reality.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 5:06 pm

I'm waiting for the conspiracy-theory comments from area residents to hit that piece in the local paper.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/28/14 11:13 am

I'd feel perfectly safe with them developing it next door.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 11:26 am

Heck, if I had virology expertise I might have been over there looking for a job when I moved here 3 years ago. (They've done research on other viruses - I don't know if the CSU lab is connected with the CDC facility here, but that interests me too.)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/28/14 11:28 am

I was thinking of you the other night. The hospital put on a toxicology talk it was very interesting.

kermie gaytopia
10/28/14 12:09 pm

Too lazy to read. When you say "produce"--are they working on finding/creating a vaccine? Or is it ready for use and they're mass producing it?

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 12:16 pm

I'm not entirely sure, but at any rate it's not at all ready for use. The article says the CSU facility will "help develop" a vaccine but also says it will "make small amounts of the vaccine for testing purposes. The process doesn't use a live form

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 12:17 pm

of the virus, so I gather they're not doing any animal work with it; probably just perfecting a system to crank out dead virus and/or put it in suitable form for vaccine use.

susanr Colorado
10/28/14 12:18 pm

Tops, thanks - I saw a notification from you about that, but it was displaced by other notifications before I could get to it, & then I forgot which poll it was.