Kuphephe kangakanani ama-biolabs eColorado State?

Phrinta imeyili Ungahlukıselana Ephathwayo

uhlaka isiphakamiso sezimali fnoma ukwakhiwa kwe-biolab entsha eColorado State University iphakamisa imibuzo ngokuphepha nokuvikeleka kuma-biolabs ayo akhona eFort Collins, eColorado.

Isiphakamiso sohlaka sifuna izimali ezivela ezikhungweni zikazwelonke zezempilo ukuze zithathe indawo yengqalasizinda “yokuguga” ngaphakathi kwama-CSU Isikhungo Sezifo Ezithathelwanayo Ezithwalwa Vector, phambilini ebibizwa ngeLarthropod-borne and Infectious Disease Laboratory (AIDL). Lesi sikhungo sikhulisa amakoloni ezinambuzane namalulwane ekuhlolweni kwezifo ezithathelwanayo ngamagciwane ayingozi njenge-SARS, Zika, Nipah kanye ne-Hendra virus. Ukuhlolwa kwe-Live-pathogen lapho kwenziwa ngokwengxenye ku- BSL-3 izikhungo, okungama-laboratories avalwe ngumoya anobuchwepheshe obukhethekile ukuvimbela abacwaningi ekutholeni izifo nokusabalalisa izifo.

Ababhali besiphakamiso (uTony Schountz noGreg Ebel abavela ku-CSU noJonathan Epstein, iphini likamongameli e-EcoHealth Alliance) babhala ukuthi, “izakhiwo zethu eziningi sezidlulile empilweni yazo yokusebenziseka.” Bafaka izithombe zesikhunta nesikhutha esiqongelelayo njengobufakazi bezindawo “ezilulaza ngokushesha” “ezivuzayo lapho lina.”

Lesi siphakamiso sichaza nokuthi umklamo okhona kulelebhu udinga amasampula amaseli amalulwane nezinambuzane ezinegciwane "ukuhanjiswa ezakhiweni ezahlukene ngaphambi kokusetshenziswa." Ithi ama-autoclaves akhona, abulala izinto eziyingozi, "ahlala engasebenzi kahle futhi kunokukhathazeka okufanelekile ukuthi bazoqhubeka nokwenza njalo."

Kungenzeka izinkathazo zeqiswe ngoba basekela isicelo soxhaso. Nayi ingcaphuno evela kusiphakamiso sezimali ngezithombe.

Isiphakamiso siphakamisa imibuzo eminingana: Ngabe izimpilo zabantu zisengozini kusuka kwimishini nengqalasizinda engalungile ye-AIDL? Ingabe lokhu kwehla kwamandla kwandisa amathuba okuvuza ngengozi kwamagciwane ayingozi? Ngabe zikhona ezinye izikhungo ezihambisana ne-EcoHealth Alliance emhlabeni wonke ezehliswe ngendlela efanayo futhi ezingaphephile? Ngabe izimo zazingaphephile ngendlela efanayo, ngokwesibonelo, i-Wuhan Institute of Virology exhaswa yi-EcoHealth Alliance? Leso sikhungo ikhonjwe njengomthombo ongaba khona we-SARS-CoV-2, igciwane elibangela i-Covid-19.

Amarekhodi ekomidi lezokuphepha le-CSU (IBC), etholwe ngesicelo samarekhodi womphakathi, kubonakala ngathi kuqinisa ukukhathazeka ngokuphepha kwama-biolabs e-CSU. Isibonelo, imizuzu yomhlangano kusuka ngoMeyi 2020 kukhombisa ukuthi umcwaningi we-CSU uthole ukutheleleka ngegciwane le-Zika kanye nezimpawu ngemuva kokusebenzisa omiyane abatheleleke ngokuzama. I-IBC yaphawula: "Cishe lokhu bekungukulunywa omiyane abangazange babonakale ngesikhathi sesiyaluyalu ngenxa yokuvalwa kwezinguquko ze-COVID-19."

Okuxakayo ukuthi ukwanda kocwaningo lwezifo ezithathelwanayo kwaSARS-CoV-2 kungahle kwandise ingozi yokuphelelwa yisikhathi kanye nokulimala e-CSU. Imizuzu ye-IBC zwakalisa ukusekela i- "Ukukhathazeka okuphakanyisiwe mayelana nenani elikhulu lamaphrojekthi ocwaningo abandakanya i-SARS-CoV-2 ebeke izingqinamba kuzinsizakusebenza ezinjenge-PPE, indawo yezelebhu, kanye nabasebenzi."

Uma ungathanda ukuthola izibuyekezo ezijwayelekile mayelana nophenyo lwethu lwe-biohazards, unga bhalisela iphephandaba lethu lamasonto onke lapha