Zikhuseleke kangakanani ii-biolabs e-Colorado State?

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Uyilo lwesindululo senkxaso-mali fokanye ukwakhiwa kwebiolab entsha kwiYunivesithi yaseColorado State iphakamisa imibuzo malunga nokhuselo nokhuseleko kwii-biolabs ezikhoyo eFort Collins, eColorado.

Isindululo esiyidrafti sifuna inkxaso-mali kumaZiko ezeMpilo kaZwelonke ukubuyisela iziseko zophuhliso “zokuguga” kwii-CSU's IZiko leVector-Borne Infectious Diseases, eyayibizwa ngokuba yiLebhu yeArthropod kunye neLebhu yezifo eziSulelayo (AIDL). Eli ziko likhulisa izinambuzane kunye neelulwane kulingo lwezifo ezosulelayo kunye nezifo eziyingozi ezinje ngeSARS, iZika, Nipah kunye neHendra virus. Uvavanyo lwe-Live-pathogen apho lwenziwa kwinxalenye ye- I-BSL-3 Izibonelelo, ezizelebhu ezixineneyo emoyeni ezinobuchwephesha obukhethekileyo ukunqanda abaphandi ekufumaneni ukosuleleka kunye nokusasazeka kosulelo.

Ababhali besindululo (uTony Schountz noGreg Ebel be-CSU noJonathan Epstein, usekela-mongameli e-EcoHealth Alliance) babhala bathi, "izakhiwo zethu ezininzi zidlulile kubomi bazo obuluncedo." Bancamathisela imifanekiso yokuqokelela ukungunda kunye nokungunda njengobungqina bendawo "ethoba ngokukhawuleza" indawo "evuzayo xa kunethayo."

Isindululo sikwacacisa ukuba uyilo esele lukhona lwelebhu lufuna iisampulu zamalulwane kunye nezinambuzane ezisulelekileyo ukuba "zihanjiswe zisiwe kwizakhiwo ezahlukeneyo ngaphambi kokuba zisetyenziswe." Ithi ii-autoclaves esele zikhona, ezibulala izinto ezinobungozi, "zihlala zingasebenzi kakuhle kwaye kukho inkxalabo efanelekileyo yokuba ziya kuqhubeka nokwenza njalo."

Kungenzeka ukuba iingxaki zigqithise kuba baxhasa isicelo senkxaso mali. Nantsi inkcazo evela kwisindululo senkxaso mali kunye nemifanekiso.

Isindululo siphakamisa imibuzo eliqela: Ngaba ubomi bomntu busemngciphekweni ovela kwizixhobo ezingalunganga ze-AIDL kunye neziseko zophuhliso? Ngaba oku kungangqinelani kunyusa amathuba okuvuza ngengozi kwezifo eziyingozi? Ngaba akhona amanye amaziko amanyeneyo e-EcoHealth kwihlabathi liphela athotyelwe ngokufanayo kwaye angakhuselekanga? Ngaba iimeko ezifanayo bezingakhuselekanga, umzekelo, i-EcoHealth Alliance exhaswa ngemali yi-Wuhan Institute of Virology? Elo ziko ichongiwe njengomthombo onokubakho Ye-SARS-CoV-2, intsholongwane ebangela iCovid-19.

Iirekhodi zekomiti yezokhuseleko ye-CSU (IBC), efunyenwe ngesicelo seerekhodi zoluntu, kubonakala ngathi iqinisa inkxalabo malunga nokhuseleko lwee-biolabs ze-CSU. Umzekelo, imizuzu yentlanganiso ukusukela ngoMeyi 2020 bonisa ukuba umphandi we-CSU ufumene usulelo lwentsholongwane yeZika kunye neempawu emva kokusebenzisa iingcongconi ezosulelekileyo. I-IBC iqaphele: "Inokuba le yayiyinto yokulunywa yingcongconi engazange ibonwe ngexesha lesiphithiphithi ngenxa yokuvalwa kwe-COVID-19 kunye notshintsho."

Ngelishwa, uphando lwezifo ezosulelayo kwi-SARS-CoV-2 lunokuthi luphakamise umngcipheko wokuphelelwa kukukhuseleka kunye nokungahambi kakuhle kwi-CSU. Imizuzu ye-IBC bonakalisa inkxaso ye "Iinkxalabo eziphakanyisiweyo malunga nenani elikhulu leeprojekthi zophando ezibandakanya i-SARS-CoV-2 ebeke uxinzelelo kwizibonelelo ezifana ne-PPE, indawo yeelebhu, kunye nabasebenzi."

Ukuba ungathanda ukufumana uhlaziyo rhoqo malunga nophando lwethu lwe-biohazards, unako bhalisela iincwadana zethu zeveki apha