Skip to comments.Scientist creates new flu virus that can kill all of humanity
Posted on 07/02/2014 12:26:00 PM PDT by chessplayer
Working at a lab with a relatively low level-two biosafety rating, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka has created a strain of flu that can completely escape the human immune system.
Most people today have a level of immunity to the H1N1 flu, which is now regarded as a relatively low threat. Kawaoka genetically manipulated H1N1 so it can "escape" our neutralising antibodies. This would make the human immune systemand populationunable to resist an outbreak.
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Why would he do such a thing?
Six months later...
Wow. The warmers and ecowackos will love that. Let’s let them do the clinical trials on it. Lookin’ for hands.
“Have there been any accidental releases from labs in the past?”
“Some experts cite the unexpected emergence of a new H1N1 strain of flu in 1977, which spread globally over three decades, as an early example of a flu virus being accidentally released from a lab. Genetic evidence points to it having escaped from a lab in China or the Soviet Union.”
“There are many examples of other infectious agents escaping from labs. Smallpox virus escaped from Birmingham Medical School in 1978 and killed a medical photographer, Janet Parker, the last person to die of smallpox. Foot and mouth virus escaped in 2007 from a veterinary lab in Surrey and in 2004 the SARS virus escaped from a high-containment lab in Beijing, infecting nine people before it was stopped.”
A new product from the Umbrella Corporation.
Tom Clancy discussed such a scenario in “Rainbox Six”. No doubt there are some extreme Greenies who daydream about making mankind extinct to restore the natural balance (in their eyes).
Why would he do such a thing?
They do it because they can. Curiosity and damn the consequences.
Working for the obama administration’s solution to world over population.
Well, this will end well. Thank God there’s no such thing as human error.
“Why would he do such a thing?”
Mary Shelley pondered the same question in “Frankenstein.”
Well, well. Isn’t he special?
The regular h1n1 came close to killing me.
Well not all of humanity because eventually there won’t be enough people having contact with each other for it to transmit. Which is the reason why viruses tend not to be extremely fatal to their normal host (all bets are off on species jumpers), killing off the host too quickly is bad for the long term survival of the virus.
Can’t study how to fight extremely fatal viruses without extremely fatal viruses. Also recombining the flu in lab conditions gives them better ability to predict normal flu mutations, so maybe we could actually start making flu vaccines for the ACTUAL strains that will be spreading rather than best guessing (usually wrong).
First thought I had as well...
I can see it happening by accident, but to have that as a goal, you’d have to be a liberal.
Who funded this “research?”
I thought Mengele was dead.
“The warmers and ecowackos will love that. Lets let them do the clinical trials on it. Lookin for hands.”
Sometime in the ‘70’s an animal rights terrorist group attacked the CDC animal research building in Atlanta. They freed hundreds of lab animals. Among the experiments was a horror list of plagues. There were apparently not any infections probably because the rats died too quickly to pass on the diseases. I’m sure this whacko things he’ll win a Nobel prize. But the thought of something so foolish is sobering. Also, once he publishes his paper then anybody in the middle east can duplicate his “research.” Several years ago in a particularly bad outbreak of Ebola Iran sent scientists to collect samples for research.
Actually our window for resolving the Muslim terrorist problem is probably a lot shorter than we think.
Must be a backup plan for the Ebola outbreak and TB in California.
It is not far-fetched to imagine some possible technology such that, first, virtually all sufficiently advanced civilizations eventually discover it, and second, its discovery leads almost universally to existential disaster.
Uhhh,, paging Jack Bauer
Don’t eat the sushi. Over.
Clear site, nuke site?
Export to countries where they eat toxics all the time.
WOW. DUDE! NOBEel prize CITY!
The Big Bang Theory
Bernadette: Oh, I take pacts very seriously. One time at my lab, a petri dish of genetically modified super-virus went missing. That day we made a pinky swear never to admit we crossed Ebola with the common cold.
Howard: Why the hell would you cross Ebola with the common cold?
Bernadette: We never did. That would be a terrible, terrible thing.
It’s the only way to stop global warming /s
My first thought as well, although I may have used harsher language in my head.
What on earth are these idiots thinking? I won’t mention the obvious thoughts most of us probably have.
This is what it is coming to........
here, try this:
And the vial will be accidentally dropped and broken in 3...2...1...
Nah...someone will sell it to the highest bidder.
Is James Baker a friend of yours? The least you could have done was link directely to the “FULL” article that Baker the Blogger excerpted from............
here, try this:
Ever hear of killer bees?
What could possibly go wrong?
Oh, yes. I’m sure this will “mysteriously” (or UNEXPECTEDLY) show up on our southern border.
"The recipe needs some fine-tuning, but we're confident that once it's all online, we can crowd-source these refinements.", he added.
Looks like our Southern border under Obama.
Bill gates and AL gore will pay billions for it!
They must look like Pavlov’s dog at such good news for them and the tiny handful of elites that want population control
our tax money at work
"Paging Captain Trips. Captain Trips to the white courtesy phone please."
Well, at least we have something interesting to look
forward to, the nuclear holocaust, and Extermination
Sevel Event were getting kind of boreing.
So, you blog pimp for clicks and get mad when someone calls you on it.
You’ll have a fun, but probably short, time here.
ELE Extermination Level Event... sorry.
I'm up for some zombie action, though. Imagine it: soulless, mindless bodies shambling all over the country moaning and devouring anything in their path. Like Bob Hope said: Democrats.