Reddit Reddit reviews Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory

We found 11 Reddit comments about Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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11 Reddit comments about Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory:

u/redbear762 · 29 pointsr/nottheonion

Umm, Duh??? Building 257 at Plum Island was where ticks were actively experimented on. Read the book

u/DisregardedWhy · 10 pointsr/conspiracy
u/Zap_Franka · 9 pointsr/conspiracy

I'm not suggesting that there was a deliberate release of Lyme, but it does seem pretty clear that Plum Island was a biological warfare testing station. Lab 257 is a mind-blowing read.

u/narcoticdruid · 7 pointsr/conspiracytheories

This book covers the potential outbreaks from the lab on Plum Island. I haven't read it yet but it looks pretty interesting.

u/lilaclilypads · 3 pointsr/Lyme

On the topic of Kaiser, they are literally the worst. Fun fact: even President Nixon was aware HMO-based health care like Kaiser was a complete money making scam. Source

The reason you got laughed at is Lyme Disease is not endemic to California. Borrelia burgdorferi is absolutely everywhere but as usual the medical system is 20 years behind the research. Ticks ride around on deer, birds and most importantly, humans. I personally think the theory that Lyme only comes from a tick bite is absurd. The "science" does not support that theory yet but its only a matter of time.

Regarding Nazis coming to America after WWII, this was called Operation Paperclip and is documented fact. Source

Now the question is were they developing biological weapons on Plum Island and was this the origination of Lyme Disease? For that I point you to this book which details the story of Plum Island.

Search this subreddit for Plum for some additional threads on this topic. Happy researching.

u/Encrypt0rj0nes · 2 pointsr/news

Operation Paperclips post mortem effects slowly dripping down into society, if only we had better biological experimentation regulations to plug this major gap once and for all because a lot of these genetically modified ticks were from escaped experiment labs and the wind and birds dragged them all over the place by them(the ticks) hitching rides. Whether people want to live in a bubble and suffer from denialism, we can't just be ignorant and pretend like lyme disease and associated diseases like chronic fatigue syndrome are natural and not synthetic lab made creations, the ratios for these diseases were nothing years ago to what they are now. Theres books on the subject and so much piles of anecdotal evidence, the government doesn't want to own up to this because they are too prideful that their scientists are perfect and don't make mistakes, it's what happens when you appoint nazis to do biowarfare work for the US, doesn't end very well. a great book on the subject matter I speak of if anyones interested.

u/d8_thc · 2 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

By 'crazy shit' you mean testing infectious diseases with ticks.

You also mean its research was partly headed up by ex-Nazi Scientist Erich Traub brought over by Operation Paperclip

And by 'fringe conspiracy' you mean - House orders Pentagon to say if it weaponized ticks and released them

I don't think it was intentional, personally. I think it was migratory birds and shit laboratory conditions, which is well documented.

Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory

u/pieisablessing2me · 1 pointr/SCP

Oh yes. It takes the events and history of Plum Island, and narrates them to you extremely well. The book reads like a thriller. I can't speak for the complete accuracy, and I hear that its a sensationalized, conspiracy-theorist's wet dream, but it was still a fun read.

Amazon link.

u/subdep · 1 pointr/worldnews

The United States has a similar stories revolving around a once secret lab named Lab 257. It's speculated that West Nile virus may have escaped that lab, among other things.

u/Sairakash · 1 pointr/todayilearned

An interesting read relevant to biowarfare and Lyme. Not sure how I feel on the topic (despite having read the book).

u/krulos · 1 pointr/conspiracy

There's a great book on this called Lab 257. It goes into many the odd things going on at that place, including the Lyme disease that Eldrazi mentioned. It's also rumored that the West Nile virus came from there as well.