This is a curious news story. Was it a simple accident? Some sloppiness in the lab? Did they become the guinea pigs, or in this case the mice?
Six Harvard bio-weapons scientists, who research into how diseases interact with the immune system were poisoned. Were they bio-weapons scientiests? That even seems to be contradictory. With claims of them being lab workers, or medical school employees.
Then to make incident that much more interesting, the poisoning took place in August, but it is just being reported on within the last week. It seems Harvard is trying to keep it quiet and have it remain an internal matter? Why? What was going on at the lab? What was the nature of the research?
Harvard Probes Poisoning at Med School Lab
Excerpts from an internal memo that was leaked
"As the investigation continues, we are being prudent and taking additional precautionary measures to ensure the well-being of our community"
"we are in the process of installing additional security cameras throughout our buildings, and we are strengthening the security systems that manage access to the laboratories during both normal business hours and off hours,"
The coffee was found to contain sodium azide, a cyanide-like preservative used in medical labs.
Employees have been told not to speak to the media, but before the news blackout, one doctor told the Herald, "It looks to me that some substance was put into the coffee."
Some additional links to this story-
Harvard: Lab Workers Were Poisoned
Coffee Poisoning Struck 6 at Harvard