Re: Fears of nanotech
Sat, 11 Sep 1999 20:38:03 EDT

Thank you for taking the time to expand my thinking on nanotech. -- Davin

In a message dated 99-09-10 13:23:04 EDT, you write about Ebola:

<< been a recent discovery of a native African plant that seems to kill the bacteria. >>

Isn't Ebola a virus, not a bacterium? I would certainly like to read your reference to a new treatment. There are several things already available
(e.g., bleach) that simply kill the virus, but that of course, is not the
problem. I assume this is a new drug. Most likely clinical trials need completing to prove efficacy and safety. Commercial drug availability and distribution will still be a problem.

With effective drugs, an Ebola attack would then be more of a psychological terror and government disruption weapon, which I think is the idea anyway
(opposed to sarin's kill _and_ terror effect).