I was not a part of the committee to obtain permissions. I was simply a scientist, a biologist, a pathologist. I studied things to see how they worked, I tried to fight disease so I was not ready for the accusatory glances, for the unadulterated hatred I saw in the eyes of the people I faced. And the question was asked....
Dr. Saltz..please explain what was used to create the serum.
As soon as I spoke, I realized the weight of the matter, I knew that what we had done would not be accepted, would not be applauded and lauded as a great thing.. There would be no Nobel Prize here. Clearing my throat, I started.
We were trying to come up with something that would eradicate AIDs and H1N1 and all things that brought pain and misery to mankind.. We searched out super viruses and decided we could modify one.. We came up with a serum called SYN- E.... It is a synthetic modification altered with nuclear medicine of the Ebola Virus..
If I could have crawled under the floor, it would have been the greatest thing that could have happened to me in my life. I don't think anyone blinked, their faces were astonished..no.. incredulous , silence so loud.. so thick, so.... painful and I think that was when I truly realized.. what we had done...