Creating new strains of bird flu is too risky

Someone is totally asleep at the wheel. Scientists plan study of lab-made bird flu (The Maui News, Aug. 8)? They are creating stronger strains for study including ones that might spread easily through the air between lab animals.

Just study the current strain. There is no need to increase the potency. If this gets out of the secure facility doing the research, we will have a larger problem to deal with as opposed to what is currently at hand.

Alice Stein