In Britain, they have the Official Secrets Act, which means anyone telling tales that affect national security in any way can get racked for it. Here in the U.S., we have fairly wide-ranging freedom of speech and press, so as long as you aren't handing over actual classified data to foreign powers while charged with custody of same, you're a lot freer to pass things along and around.
For reference, the classic signs and symptoms of organo-phosphate poisoning (i.e. exposure to nerve agent, including Sarin, VX, and the rest of the families of post-WWI and subsequent witch's brew of poison gas derivatives brought to the world by the work of I.G. Farben, and subsequently improved on in Britain, the U.S., and Russia.) are:
Or, in more technical terms,
lacrimation (tearing of the eyes)
rhinorhea (runny nose)
bronchorrhea (excessive lung secretions)
urination (peeing yourself)
defecation ($#!^^ing yourself)
Along with headache, fatigue, dyspnea, constricted pupils, abdominal pain and cramps, muscles cramps, twitching, seizure, coma, and death.
In short, if you have a pore or orifice, it begins running like a river, and then you die, as every muscle is short-circuited by the chain reaction of the nerve agent molecules through your nervous system, making everything trigger and keep triggering, affecting you at the nervous, glandular, and organ level. Dosage and route of exposure makes all of this happen in between two and fifteen minutes.
Dateline: Los Angeles, July 2016
Southern California EMS response brought three college-/military-age (20s-30s) males of undisclosed Middle Eastern extraction to two Los Angeles-area emergency rooms, all from one apartment.
Two of them were found in the bathroom(s) on the premises.
All were brought in suffering acute respiratory distress, seizures, and coma, after having been found, in one case, vomiting and crapping themselves on the thinking throne when they seized up.
All were notably tearing, snotting, drooling, sweating, short of breath, and incontinent of urine and feces prior to arrival at two area emergency departments.
All three subsequently suffered complete cardio-respiratory arrest, and despite the best efforts of medical staff there, expired.
In short order, a swarm of black SUVs arrived tagged with government plates, and a number of MIB (Men In Black) wearing earpieces arrived at both EDs, and being from The Government and Here To Help Us, subsequently informed the doctors at one of the EDs that the two victims had died from meningitis. The third victim, expiring similarly at another ED, and having neither external wounds nor bleeding, was explained as having died of a gunshot wound. This despite presenting no such signs, symptoms, nor any other supporting clinical manifestations of such cause(s) of death.
Presumably after further activities, the local fire, police, and coroner's authorities were similarly briefed, the site was investigated and cleaned, and no mention was made of this to any media organizations whatsoever.
But some of us have friends and acquaintances in all sorts of places, the Internet is a thing, and ultimately, secrets get out. (And I knew about this in real time in July, but it took a while to get independent confirmations before I was willing to pass it along.)
But sleep tight, folks, officially, none of this ever happened, it was all in your imagination, and everything's just fine and dandy.
And I'm sure everyone has a military-grade field protective mask, chemical protective suit, boots, gloves, and hood, and atropine and Pralidoxime auto-injectors on them at all times, right? Sh'yeah, right.