Maximum security biolab opened a few years ago in Wuhan, China
Now, this is interesting...
Some scientists outside China worried about pathogens escaping, and the addition of a biological dimension to geopolitical tensions between China and other nations. But Chinese microbiologists celebrated their entrance to the elite cadre empowered to wrestle with the world’s greatest biological threats a couple of years ago.
As explained in the article, most cities do not have bio labs. This one was the first of its kind in China, and its construction was controversial.
Putting a Bioweapons research facility near a thriving metropolis of 10 million... that’s about as dumb as putting Plum Island lab outside of NYC.
The SARS virus has escaped from high-level containment facilities in Beijing multiple times, notes Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.
I’ve heard people saying it’s a possible bioweapon that’s been unleashed on accident, it would make sense considering all the precautions they are taking on the city. The entire city is locked down no travel in or out allowed.
17 out of 500 is a fairly high mortality rate. Thousands of times more than the flu.
Killing all your hosts doesn't do anything for the spread of your disease. You need the rate of infection at the very least to outstrip the rate of fatality.
Two Chinese megacities now under lockdown
Huanggang (population 6 million) is now under lockdown, too. Ezhou has closed down major railway stations.
This is getting serious.
And it seems more and more big cities are put on the line for a total lockdown just now!