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Adapt for use as a weapon:‘they had produced and weaponized many deadly biological agents, including anthrax’‘weaponized versions of smallpox’
- ‘He grew it, probably on a solid medium and weaponized it at a private location where he had accumulated the equipment and the material.’
- ‘Although any toxin or infectious agent could in theory be weaponised, the WHO believes that there are only five diseases likely to be used in a biological weapon: anthrax, botulism, smallpox, plague and tularaemia.’
- ‘Do you believe that right now there are people in this world trying to weaponize smallpox and other viruses, and succeeding?’
- ‘I agree with John Kyl that many terrorist organizations have access to biological agents, but they don't know how to weaponize them.’
- ‘On 1 July 1995, they had admitted to the production of bulk biological agent, but had denied weaponizing it.’
- ‘It is now believed that smallpox specimens exists in secret storage facilities and at some point may be weaponized and delivered to human populations.’
- ‘Ken Alibek has alleged that the Soviets had a program to weaponize smallpox.’
- ‘We knew that he had biological precursors; the question was always whether he had perfected the way of weaponizing the precursors - in other words, turning smallpox into a real weapon.’
- ‘Among the most startling admissions made by scientists there was that they had weaponized the biological agent aflatoxin.’
- ‘Worse, there's no reason to think that he's the only person in the world who has ‘no moral qualms about developing weaponized anthrax and smallpox.’’
- ‘The assumption is that if ricin were weaponized, it would be treated like anthrax spores and dispersed for maximum effect.’
- ‘In which case the terrorists now have nuclear/chemical/biological materials and the tools to weaponize them.’
- ‘And why is the government spending money weaponizing biological agents that are a danger to the public and are banned under the 1972 Biological Warfare Convention?’
- ‘High temperatures or intense radiation can destroy chemical or biological agents such as VX nerve gas or weaponized anthrax.’
- ‘These same qualities make producing and weaponizing anthrax a top priority for many developing countries and non-state actors trying to boost their influence on the global stage.’
- ‘After all, plague is one of the diseases that can be weaponized.’
- ‘I think we'll find biological precursors that may or may not have been weaponized.’
- ‘There's never been an acknowledgement that any facility there had weaponized anthrax.’
- ‘Many countries currently have weaponized anthrax, and many others are trying to acquire it.’
- ‘Had they made any progress towards weaponising their chemical and bacterial agents?’
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