Those claims that the NYC Subway is filled with Killer Bacteria? Not so fast…

[Wash Post]
In February, you may recall, a much-hyped study examined bacteria found
across the New York City subway system. The study found that many of the
species were previously unknown to science (which is cool, but not
surprising) and that some of them were potentially dangerous: microbes
associated with the bubonic plague and anthrax, for example.

After push back from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the researchers have
added a correction to their study. Their data collection was just fine — so
they’re not retracting their study — but they admit that their
interpretations may have been a bit speculative in nature, and that the
media’s interpretation of those interpretations got a little out of control.
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rest:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/08/03/there-might-not-actually-be-bubonic-plague-bacteria-on-the-new-york-city-subway-researchers-admit/

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3 responses to “Those claims that the NYC Subway is filled with Killer Bacteria? Not so fast…

  1. Reality Observer

    Heh. I remember taking a brief glance at this one and thinking that if they extended their “analysis” to macro-organisms, they’d have to declare the subways a nature preserve. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my…

  2. “NYC Subway is filled with Killer Bacteria?”

    We have reason to believe that the Earth’s atmosphere has Killer Bacteria in it and it is capable of being transported to any place on the planet.

    We must leave this place immediately!

    For those of you that remain, it may be comforting to know that once the CO2 level in the atmosphere become high enough and the Oceans boil, most of the bacteria will be destroyed.

    This message has been brought to you by the Hansen Catastrophe Advisory Group.

  3. “NYC Subway is filled with Killer Bacteria?”

    We have reason to believe that the Earth’s atmosphere has Killer Bacteria in it and it is capable of being transported to any place on the planet.

    We must leave this place immediately!

    For those of you that remain, it may be comforting to know that once the CO2 level in the atmosphere become high enough and the Oceans boil, most of the bacteria will be destroyed.

    This message has been brought to you by the Hansen Catastrophe Advisory Group.

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