Scientist create a virus that could wipe out 400 million people

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  1. dawg

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    Are we mad to have let a maverick scientist create a virus that could wipe out 400 million people?

    • Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka created a new strain of 2009 swine flu virus
    • If virus escaped it could kill up to a billion people - there is no known vaccine
    • Professor Kawaoka argues that it is part of valuable scientific research
    • Others in the field have called the experiment 'exceedingly dangerous'


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    What was extraordinary about the great flu pandemic of 2018 was not only that it came exactly 100 years after the Spanish flu of 1918, but that it also killed 5 per cent of the world’s population.
    In 1918, that proportion meant some 100  million people. In 2018, nearly 400 million fell victim.
    Of those, some one million were in Britain. Nearly every family lost a loved one, with children and the elderly being particularly vulnerable.


    The NHS was unable to cope with the sheer numbers infected, which ran to around ten million — almost a sixth of the population.


    With no vaccine available, all that doctors could do was to send people home and tell them to hope for the best.


    It was the worst natural disaster the world had ever seen. But the virus was no random creation of Mother Nature — it was man-made, produced by an obscure professor at a university deep in the heart of the U.S.
    This may sound like a science-fiction scenario that would strain credulity but, terrifyingly, it is all too possible.


    Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a deadly new strain of the 2009 swine flu virus — for which there is no known vaccine.

    If the virus escaped from Professor Kawaoka’s laboratory it could kill hundreds of millions — perhaps even a billion. Worryingly, scientists seem as alarmed as the general public.

    Professor Kawaoka revealed what he had done at a secret meeting held earlier this year, and his fellow virologists appear to have reacted with despair.

    He’s basically got a known pandemic strain that is now resistant to vaccination,’ said one scientist who did not wish to be named. ‘Everything he did before was dangerous, but this is even madder.’
    So what exactly has Professor Kawaoka done before?


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...us-wipe-400-million-people.html#ixzz36Sec6aWx
     
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    With current shows like "Helix" , "The Last Ship" and "The Walking Dead" I am now terrified about this becoming a reality. I never really thought about that type of thing before but the more and more I read about stories like this I believe this is how the world will end. It wont be some Nuclear Holocaust or Asteroid, it will be a strain of god only knows what that escapes from a lab and within a month the world will be done.
     
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    ^ future Jehovah Witness. :jj:
     
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    I read The Stand several times I'm ready for this scenario.
     
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    How are you ready?
     
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    The rapture will happen first, Jack Van Impe told me so...
     
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    So being terrified of lunatics who create strains of the flu that are incurable means that I'll become a psychotic Christian evangelistic? Sound logic.....:gassed:
     
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    sorry, didn't mean to offend.:(
     
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    Well if the Rapture is anything like that god awful show "The Leftovers". I'll take the flu outbreak over slaughtering dogs, "cool kids" driving Prius's and P Diddy's "All White Party" cult of non-talking retards.
     
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    From a natural resources point of view I am all for this "conspiracy". The planet is at almost 8Billion people and there is no way it/we can sustain those types of numbers.
     
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    No cause for alarm...Should anyone get this, a little homemade chicken soup and bed rest will take care of it
     
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    And in unrelated news, scientists are baffled over the sudden disappearance of newly developed research viruses. The types of viruses were not identified, but they assure everyone that the viruses are not harmful.... :coffee:
     
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    I love the history channel series "Life After People"
     
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    How is that Japanese people struggle so much with learning English, but are smart enough to figure stuff like this out?