As the legend states, a massive wooden horse was once used by the Greeks defeat the people of Troy by hiding a deadly surprise (soldiers) inside the "Trojan" horse itself.
Condoms, which are usually free to the public in most inner city clinics, colleges and universities, provide the perfect way for rogue governments or corporations to infect millions of people with a deadly disease without the public suspecting a thing.
A condom is quite similar to a petri dish in that it is:
4. Storable at room temperature
5. Could allow for the culture of bacteria
While there is no conclusive evidence to date that condoms are laced with bacteria, STD's or bio-terror pathogens, it is theorized that if a government wanted to start a pandemic, lacing a few thousand condoms with a biological agent would be one way to do it. The following two news reports is a recent example of how it a pandemic could start based on condom usage.
Date: February 16, 2012
Source: France 24
Abstract: Brazilian Health Minister Alexandre Padilla on Thursday warned that Rio de Janeiro faced a major dengue epidemic, although he said the virus strain prevalent was not fatal.
"I believe that Rio could this year face one of the worst dengue epidemics in its history, in terms of number of cases," he said in a television interview.
Padilla said the dengue virus strain prevalent in Rio was not the most serious and was not fatal.
The official Agencia Brasil said since the start of the year, 3,499 dengue cases have been recorded in Rio, compared with 2,322 last year, but none were fatal.
The government said that nationally cases dropped 62 percent this year to 40,486.
Dengue affects between 50 and 100 million people in the tropics and subtropics each year, resulting in fever, muscle and joint ache.
But it can also be fatal, developing into hemorrhagic fever and shock syndrome, which is characterized by bleeding and a loss of blood pressure.
The news comes as
Carnival frenzy sweeps Brazil and the South American powerhouse prepares for a
week of sizzling samba dancing, glittering parades and unabashed merry-making
in Rio and other cities (France
Title: Brazil Plans Giveaway Of 3 million Free Condoms For Carnival Revelers
Date: February 17, 2012
Abstract: Revelers in Brazil's most famous city will enjoy more than just sun, live music and dancing when Carinval festivities start this week. Rio de Janeiro state officials are also giving away 3 million free condoms.
The new government initiative aims to stop the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases during the five-day event, the state health department said.
This year's campaign targets gay men between the ages of 19 and 24, Brazilian Health Minister Alexandre Padilha said, according to state-run Agencia Brasil.
"There is a new generation that has not had the experience of seeing idols who fought at the beginning of the AIDS (epidemic) and who died, and therefore (they) are less sensitive to the risks of HIV infection," Padilha said, referring to two Brazilian rock stars who died of AIDS in the 1990s.
In addition to condoms, health officials also plan to hand out 330,000 paper fans with catchy slogans against STDs, 55,000 small bags party-goers can use to carry condoms and more than 160,000 informational pamphlets to crowds at samba dance performances and block parties during the legendary annual celebration.
Other major cities in the country will have similar programs, according to Agencia Brasil. Sao Paulo, Salvador and Florianopolis have entered into partnerships with block parties and artists.
Tents also will be set up throughout the cities to perform rapid testing for HIV and hepatitis.
awareness of condoms, 40% of young people in Brazil do not use condoms in all
sexual relations, according to the health department (CNN,