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Scientist creates new flu virus that can kill all of humanity
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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 system—and population—unable to resist an outbreak.

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1 posted on 07/02/2014 12:26:00 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Why would he do such a thing?


2 posted on 07/02/2014 12:27:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: chessplayer

Six months later...


3 posted on 07/02/2014 12:27:38 PM PDT by apoxonu
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To: chessplayer

Wow. The warmers and ecowackos will love that. Let’s let them do the clinical trials on it. Lookin’ for hands.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 12:27:45 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: chessplayer

“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.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/exclusive-controversial-us-scientist-creates-deadly-new-flu-strain-for-pandemic-research-9577088.html


5 posted on 07/02/2014 12:28:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

A new product from the Umbrella Corporation.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 12:30:07 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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"One nation under God.."



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7 posted on 07/02/2014 12:31:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why indeed.

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).


8 posted on 07/02/2014 12:31:12 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: chessplayer
The Stand

 

9 posted on 07/02/2014 12:31:49 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: chessplayer
If it has been created, it WILL be released into the wild eventually.
10 posted on 07/02/2014 12:32:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Olog-hai

Why would he do such a thing?


They do it because they can. Curiosity and damn the consequences.


11 posted on 07/02/2014 12:32:16 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Working for the obama administration’s solution to world over population.


12 posted on 07/02/2014 12:32:18 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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13 posted on 07/02/2014 12:32:32 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: chessplayer

Well, this will end well. Thank God there’s no such thing as human error.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 12:32:47 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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15 posted on 07/02/2014 12:33:38 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Olog-hai

“Why would he do such a thing?”

Mary Shelley pondered the same question in “Frankenstein.”


16 posted on 07/02/2014 12:34:02 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: chessplayer

Well, well. Isn’t he special?

The regular h1n1 came close to killing me.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 12:34:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: chessplayer

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.


18 posted on 07/02/2014 12:34:55 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: chessplayer
....and Obama has the delivery system.


19 posted on 07/02/2014 12:35:09 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: House Atreides
The HAL 9000 series has a perfect record.
20 posted on 07/02/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Olog-hai

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).


21 posted on 07/02/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 12:38:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: chessplayer

Who funded this “research?”


23 posted on 07/02/2014 12:39:16 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought Mengele was dead.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 12:39:34 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: rktman

“The warmers and ecowackos will love that. Let’s 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.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 12:39:39 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: chessplayer


26 posted on 07/02/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: chessplayer

Must be a backup plan for the Ebola outbreak and TB in California.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 12:43:32 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“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.”

http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=1848


28 posted on 07/02/2014 12:43:43 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Uhhh,, paging Jack Bauer

Don’t eat the sushi. Over.

Options?

Clear site, nuke site?

Export to countries where they eat toxics all the time.

WOW. DUDE! NOBEel prize CITY!


29 posted on 07/02/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: chessplayer

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.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 12:45:00 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: chessplayer

It’s the only way to stop global warming /s


31 posted on 07/02/2014 12:45:42 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 12:45:48 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: chessplayer

http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/the-last-ship.html?SR=about_The_Last_Ship

This is what it is coming to........


33 posted on 07/02/2014 12:49:22 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: chessplayer
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:

Independent

34 posted on 07/02/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: chessplayer

And the vial will be accidentally dropped and broken in 3...2...1...


35 posted on 07/02/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer

Nah...someone will sell it to the highest bidder.


36 posted on 07/02/2014 12:54:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: Hot Tabasco

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:


Up yours,,,jerk.


37 posted on 07/02/2014 12:55:00 PM PDT by chessplayer
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“Have there been any accidental releases from labs in the past?”

Ever hear of killer bees?

38 posted on 07/02/2014 12:55:28 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: chessplayer

What could possibly go wrong?


39 posted on 07/02/2014 12:56:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Oh, yes. I’m sure this will “mysteriously” (or UNEXPECTEDLY) show up on our southern border.


40 posted on 07/02/2014 12:57:47 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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"The researcher noted that he was looking forward to upcoming collaboration on the project with colleagues at the University of Karachi."

"The recipe needs some fine-tuning, but we're confident that once it's all online, we can crowd-source these refinements.", he added.

41 posted on 07/02/2014 1:03:25 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: EEGator

Looks like our Southern border under Obama.


42 posted on 07/02/2014 1:09:14 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: chessplayer

43 posted on 07/02/2014 1:13:16 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours IRS!)
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To: chessplayer

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


44 posted on 07/02/2014 1:16:29 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: chessplayer

our tax money at work

(how nice)


45 posted on 07/02/2014 1:18:37 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: chessplayer

"Paging Captain Trips. Captain Trips to the white courtesy phone please."

46 posted on 07/02/2014 1:19:54 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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To: chessplayer

Well, at least we have something interesting to look
forward to, the nuclear holocaust, and Extermination
Sevel Event were getting kind of boreing.


47 posted on 07/02/2014 1:21:08 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: chessplayer; humblegunner

“Up yours,,,jerk.”

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.


48 posted on 07/02/2014 1:21:35 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: tet68

ELE Extermination Level Event... sorry.


49 posted on 07/02/2014 1:22:38 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: chessplayer
The article isn't particularly detailed. Apparently what the research was after was a pre-pandemic form of the virus. By "escape the immune system" it isn't really clear what is meant - it is, after all, the immune response to the viral presence that kills an influenza victim, not the virus itself.

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.

50 posted on 07/02/2014 1:23:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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