Smallpox found in a freezer

News headlines of late appear to be more like the Onion stories, but this one is very real and somewhat startling. Apparently, a vial of smallpox was found in the freezer at a lab in Pennsylvania!

Here is what is know:

“The frozen vials labeled ‘Smallpox’ were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker while cleaning out a freezer in a facility that conducts vaccine research in Pennsylvania. CDC, its Administration partners, and law enforcement are investigating the matter and the vials’ contents appear intact,” the CDC added.

“The laboratory worker who discovered the vials was wearing gloves and a face mask. We will provide further details as they are available.”

According to Yahoo News, which cited an alert sent to Department of Homeland Security leadership, the vials were reportedly found in a freezer Monday night at a Merck facility outside Philadelphia.

The closest Merck sites to Philadelphia are the sprawling campuses in West Point and North Wales, Montgomery County, although Action News cannot confirm there are questionable vials inside the building.

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While this matter has zero zilch to do with COVID-19, Facebook has given itself the chance to use news links of it to Xpress the safety of the COVID-19 vaccination roll out.

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