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

I-USRTK icela i-ODNI ukuthi ichaze imibhalo ngezingozi ezenzeka emalabhulini agcina amagciwane ayingozi

Phrinta imeyili Ungahlukıselana Ephathwayo

Ilungelo Lokwazi I-US (USRTK) ubuzile Ihhovisi likaMqondisi Wezobunhloli Kazwelonke (i-ODNI) lokudalula imibhalo emithathu ephathelene nokushiyeka kokuvikela okwenzeka emalabhoratri agcina amagciwane ayingozi.

Isicelo esiphoqelekile sokubuyekezwa kokunciphisa (MDR) siphendula kuma-ODNI isinqumo ukugodla imibhalo emithathu ehlukanisiwe ephendula kufakwe isicelo se-Freedom of Information Act ngo-Agasti 2020.

Isicelo se-FOIA "safuna ubuhlakani obuqediwe obukhiqizwe kusukela ngoJanuwari 2015 mayelana nokukhishwa ngengozi noma ngamabomu kwama-biological agents, ukwehluleka kokutholakala ezingeni le-biosafety-level (BSL) -2, BSL-3 noma BSL-4, kanye nezinye izehlakalo zokukhathazeka ezihlobene ukusetshenziswa okubili kokucwaninga nge-biosafety ezindaweni zokucwaninga ze-BSL-2, BSL-3 noma BSL-4 eCanada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, emazweni angaphambilini eSoviet Union, South Africa , ETaiwan, e-United Kingdom naseThailand. ”

I-ODNI ithe ekuphenduleni kwayo ithole amadokhumende amathathu, futhi yanquma ukuthi lawa "kumele agodliwe ngokuphelele ngokukhishwa kwe-FOIA" maqondana nokuvikelwa kwezinto ezihlukanisiwe eziphathelene nezindlela zezobunhloli kanye nemithombo yokubaluleka kwezokuphepha kuzwelonke. I-ODNI ayichazanga noma ichaze uhlobo lwemibhalo emithathu noma okuqukethwe kwayo, ngaphandle kokuthi bebephendula isicelo se-FOIA.

Ngokwesicelo sayo se-MDR, i-USRTK icele ukuthi i-ODNI ikhiphe zonke izingxenye ezingabekiwe ezihlukanisiwe zemibhalo emithathu.

I-USRTK ikholelwa ekutheni umphakathi unelungelo lokwazi ukuthi iyiphi imininingwane ekhona ngezingozi, ukuvuza nokunye okwenzekile emalabhorethri lapho kugcinwa khona futhi kuguqulwe amagciwane angaba khona ubhubhane, nokuthi ngabe kukhona yini ukuvuza okunjalo okubandakanyekile kumsuka we-COVID-19, odale ukuthi ukufa kwabantu baseMelika abangaphezu kwama-360,000.

Ukuze uthole ukwaziswa okwengeziwe

I-US Right to Know ithumela imibhalo kusuka kuzicelo zethu zamarekhodi womphakathi zokuphenywa kwethu kwama-biohazards. Bona: Imibhalo ye-FOI ngemvelaphi ye-SARS-CoV-2, izingozi zokucwaninga ngomsebenzi kanye namalebhu e-biosafety.

Ikhasi langemuva kuphenyo lwase-US Right to Know ngemvelaphi yeSARS-CoV-2.