They’ve scheduled this meeting at the Copley Sq. Marriott. First, we must tell NIH and BU that it’s a contradiction in terms to schedule a community meeting outside the community in a high-end shopping mall. Then, we must tell them that they long ago lost all credibility and we can’t trust them with our lives and our children’s lives. We have done a miraculous job of putting a hold on this perilous lab. But the battle is not over. This meeting will require a big turnout, to convey our views back to the Panel.
There is a considerable amount we could say about recent items in the news and how well our safety and well being is protected by the government, but this is now a case of NIH and BU swinging and missing three times. They have already struck out, but want to swing again. How many more times are we going to have to go through this? How much longer is the endurance of the community going to be tested?