Skip to comments.'Anthrax isn't scary at all compared to this': Man-made flu virus with potential to wipe out...
Posted on 11/28/2011 8:39:53 AM PST by PghBaldy
A group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilisation. The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain, but is far more infectious and could pass easily between millions of people at a time. The research has caused a storm of controversy and divided scientists, with some saying it should never have been carried out.
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[M-O-O-N....that spells doom]
Good God in heaven.
Here ia another thread, different article, on same issue: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2812692/posts
So much for “buy gold,” Fukushima, real estate bubble and asteroids, huh?
But, if you make a weapon that is deadly and kills quickly; it can easily be defeated by Quarintine. If it spreads and kills slowly, then the enemy has time to devise a vaccination - or respond militarily (ie. nuke).
Since this research is theoretically banned, I question as to whether this is really going on - and if so, why is it being tolerated? Secondly, any country breaking international treaties in this manner has to be prepared for a break-out, should an accident happen; thus have prepared an ample supply of an effective treatment. If your army is sick/dying; it's hard to defeat a sick and desperate opposing force (they have nothing left to lose, as they are dying anyway).
All it takes is a pre-emptive strike - and the developing nation will find itself coated with a weaponized cloud of 'nastiness' - impliment a down-wind quarintine against the offending country; and the problem will 'fix itself'.
From your related-thread link:
“The paper says American experts are worried detailed information could fall into the wrong hands and that terrorists could recreate the virus as a weapon.
The fears are notable because the work was carried out on behalf of the National Institutes of Health in the US.”
“This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.”
[Just make sure you head for Nebraska and avoid Vegas]
Statism, we know too much about it already.
It’s just a matter of time before it’s released.
Why make a civ killing virus if you don’t intend to use it?
“Since this research is theoretically banned, I question as to whether this is really going on - and if so, why is it being tolerated? Secondly, any country breaking international treaties....”
Seep post 10:
“The fears are notable because the work was carried out on behalf of the National Institutes of Health in the US.
Good book. Don’t read it if you have a cold.
And people laughed at the “tinfoil hat” crowd.
Anthrax isn’t all that scary anyway.
“Since this research is theoretically banned,”
we can research naturally occurring viruses all we want. This was research into the structure vs function of H1N1. They found a mod that increases virulence.
They were not explicitly looking at weaponization. Had they been working on aerosolization of francisella, now, that would be biowar research.
The Great Filter theory tries to explain why there is no evidence of extraterrestrials. Advanced civilizations reach a point where wiping themselves out is unavoidable.
“Perhaps the most likely type of existential risks that could constitute a
Great Filter are those that arise from technological discovery. It is not farfetched to
suppose that there might be some possible technology which is such that (a) virtually all
sufficiently advanced civilizations eventually discover it and (b) its discovery leads
almost universally to existential disaster”
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