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Chinese Scientists Create Killer Hybrid Flu Virus In Lab
zen-haven.com ^ | May 4, 2013 by | Soren Dreier

Posted on 05/04/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China who have deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory.

They warned there is a danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people.

Lord May of Oxford, a former government chief scientist and past president of the Royal Society, denounced the study published today in the journal Science as doing nothing to further the understanding and prevention of flu pandemics.

“They claim they are doing this to help develop vaccines and such like. In fact the real reason is that they are driven by blind ambition with no common sense whatsoever,” Lord May told The Independent.

“The record of containment in labs like this is not reassuring. They are taking it upon themselves to create human-to-human transmission of very dangerous viruses. It’s appallingly irresponsible,” he said.

The controversial study into viral mixing was carried out by a team led by Professor Hualan Chen, director of China’s National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory at Harbin Veterinary Research Institute.

Professor Chen and her colleagues deliberately mixed the H5N1 bird-flu virus, which is highly lethal but not easily transmitted between people, with a 2009 strain of H1N1 flu virus, which is very infectious to humans.

When flu viruses come together by infecting the same cell they can swap genetic material and produce “hybrids” through the re-assortment of genes. The researchers were trying to emulate what happens in nature when animals such as pigs are co-infected with two different strains of virus, Professor Chen said.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: birdflu; chinesescientists; h1n1; h5n1; killervirus
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1 posted on 05/04/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve seen this movie before....and it doesn’t end well.


2 posted on 05/04/2013 5:30:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BenLurkin

Their objective is to create the virus, then an antidote, inoculate themselves, then...


3 posted on 05/04/2013 5:35:39 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: tet68

4 posted on 05/04/2013 5:37:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: jeffc

It is weapons research.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 5:39:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: tet68

From Stephen Kings novel ‘The Stand’

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

We (human race) are nothing but talking monkeys playing with matches.


6 posted on 05/04/2013 5:40:14 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: jeffc
Their objective is to create the virus, then an antidote, inoculate themselves, then...

Of course it is. Then they'll weaponize it and use it as the ultimate behind-close-doors bargaining chip. Or just release it on an airline flight or two and then sit back and watch the stupid tourists spread it.

7 posted on 05/04/2013 5:41:10 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: BenLurkin

actually, it wouldn’t be millions with today’s highly mobile population.

it’d be hundreds of millions if not millions.

very rural societies would be exposed the least from outside contagion... like the majority of china


8 posted on 05/04/2013 5:43:30 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BenLurkin

As If we are working on charcoal starter fluid in all those military bio labs. For the last 50 years.


9 posted on 05/04/2013 5:45:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: BenLurkin

They learned how to do it here.


10 posted on 05/04/2013 5:46:55 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“Or just release it on an airline flight or two and then sit back and watch the stupid tourists spread it.”

Or it gets out of the lab, then it’s all over the world. I think that means “shelter in place” for us.


11 posted on 05/04/2013 5:47:25 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: chessplayer; null and void

Bring out your....


12 posted on 05/04/2013 5:48:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Sounds like we might be playing the MAD game again, ehh ?

Maybe we should get busy on some neutron virii . . .

13 posted on 05/04/2013 5:49:20 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: BenLurkin

If the subhuman, murderous muslim filth get their hands on some vials of this stuff, things are going to go very badly for some US cities.


14 posted on 05/04/2013 5:49:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; All; Kartographer

Check out this Chinese lab making a human to human killer flu virus. I say “shelter in place” for a long period of time. Got water/food/security/way to cook/way to stay warm/have light? Got at least N95 masks? Got a lock on the doors?


15 posted on 05/04/2013 5:51:41 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: BenLurkin

They did it to find out what happens when pigs are infected with 2 different forms of the virus. I already know the answer. IT DIES!

First hint of a pandemic I’m locking my doors, and staying home for a few months.


16 posted on 05/04/2013 5:57:57 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: BenLurkin

Next step: Designer Plagues


17 posted on 05/04/2013 5:58:39 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: tet68

Or the series....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH6us7DLaRk


18 posted on 05/04/2013 6:07:05 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: BenLurkin

The doomsday weapon of the future will be bio—not only because of the news above this thread but because of the possibilities in comparison with chemical and nuclear.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 6:10:02 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: FreedomStar3028
“First hint of a pandemic I’m locking my doors, and staying home for a few months.”

This is a good time to think of your preps and what you might need to add to them, including medicines and that means a certain antibiotic and Tamiflu. Do you have a doctor friend who would write a script for Tamiflu if it looked like this type of flu was headed our way? That med would be gone in a flash. I'd also get Cipro which you can get at some places without a prescription, as in fish meds.

20 posted on 05/04/2013 6:12:26 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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