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A Maryland BSL-4 facility that the FBI concluded was the origin of the anthrax used in the Amerithrax attacks originally blamed on Al Qaeda.

Fort Detrick is a United States Army Medical Command installation 50 miles from Washington D.C. in the Maryland town of Frederick where it is the largest employer.[1] It was the centre of the US Biological Weapon Testing program from 1943-1969, and houses a BSL-4 facility that some have suggested was the original source of the COVID-19 virus.[2]


As of the early 2010s, Fort Detrick's campus supports a multi-governmental community that conducts biomedical research and development, medical materiel management, global medical communications and the study of foreign plant pathogens. It is home to the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), with its bio-defence agency, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Fort Detrick also hosts the National Cancer Institute-Frederick (NCI-Frederick)[3] and is home to the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR)[4] and National Interagency Biodefence Campus (NIBC).


Full article: Amerithrax
After spending $100M on an "investigation" into the Amerithrax mailings, the FBI posthumously blamed Bruce Ivins, a "lone nut" anthrax researcher at Fort Detrick.

After 9-11, highly weaponised anthrax spores were mailed to US senators who were querying the Patriot Act. The commercially-controlled media initially blamed Al-Qaeda. However, it quickly emerged that the anthrax was of the Ames strain, unavailable outside of the US and a few close allies. The FBI later concluded that it originated from Fort Detrick, and pointed the finger at a "lone nut" researcher, Bruce Ivins. The nominal head of the FBI investigation, Richard Lambert, blew the whistle to alert his superiors that evidence indicative of Ivins' innocence had been covered up, which only emerged years later after he took more legal action.[5]

August 2019 "cease and desist order"

On 7 August 2019[6] the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Fort Detrick a “cease and desist order” to halt the research there because it did not have “sufficient systems in place to decontaminate wastewater.” In the statement, the CDC cited “national security reasons” as the rationale for not releasing information about its decision. "In 2009, research at the institute in Fort Detrick was suspended because it was storing pathogens not listed in its database."[7][8]



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National Center for Medical IntelligenceABC News cited 4 anonymous sources that the NCMI warned the White House that "a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region" in late November 2019. The NCMI denied this.


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