Now how in the world did this happen?? http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/smallpox-vials-discovered-lab-storage-room-cdc-says-n150806
“Six vials of potentially deadly smallpox virus have been discovered in a place they shouldn’t have been — an unused corner of a storage room at a Food and Drug Administration laboratory in Maryland, federal health officials said Tuesday.”
“Smallpox was responsible for between 300 million and 500 million deaths in the 20th century. The last case of smallpox in the U.S. occurred in 1949; the last naturally occurring case in the world occurred in Somalia in 1977, the CDC said.”
Is this just a little bit frightening? Makes me wonder what other goodies we have in this country just waiting to be discovered. Well, I am going to play a Scarlett and not think about that today.
We all have sad things happening in our lives that we rarely speak of. Believe me I am one of those persons. Instead I am focused today on what a glorious day it is to be alive and I thank God for that.
The sun is shining and I have windows opened in my house letting the delightfully cool air blow through. The temp is to reach upper 70s today and that is a rare July day in Illinois.
Yesterday my daughter and I went to Costco where I resisted the urge to buy the gigantic packages of toilet paper that were on display as you walk in the door. I also resisted the packages of bottled water that had 70 bottles. Now I could have used the water but I didn’t like the thought of having a heart attack while I was lifting it so I left it alone. Times like that it would have been nice to have a good strong guy along.
Picture taken of a wild canary by my niece in WV using her cell phone.
Have a wonderful day!! Stay safe and be happy!!