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​Scientists recreate extinct Spanish flu virus that killed over 50 million

13.06.2014 01:47

The extinct influenza virus that caused over 50 million deaths a century ago has been replicated from avian flu present in wild ducks. Scientists are seeking to study how such a virus could lead to a new pandemic.

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Matt Bryan 14.06.2014 20:21

I have a hard time believing the US would use it as a weapon but who really knows. Many other governments might have an agenda for the virus.

Don' t wait for your government. Prepare yourself and don't follow the heard. That's what 50 million did and they died. Educate yourself and family members on survival and pray for the best.

Cheer s from the USA,

Matt

 

michael 14.06.2014 09:31

the US want to use this as a biological weapon to suppress the world.


 

Terry Jobity 14.06.2014 01:54

Like AIDs ,MERS, Ebola and the chem.that killed Arafat and all those rest of super bugs,they all came from govt funded experiments ,and interestingly enough,never from countries that has the technological capacity to refute where it was,alleged,to have originated,always some poor assed country.

 

Michael Papp 14.06.2014 01:03

This stuff is plain evil and should not be condoned by any government.

 

EUUSR 13.06.2014 19:16

Geeze, if a few different strains are devised so it has a kill rate near 100% then a few people can hide and most of humanity will go down the plug hole.

I believe within 50 years this sort of thing will happen. The worlds population will be forced down to 5 million people etc.

 

Eric Slowik 13.06.2014 17:37

Great "Spanish Flu" I'm so glad i don't speak Spanish now ! Maybe i can finally get a job after they release it into the world !

 

Rick D 13.06.2014 14:47

Heyyyyy look it's okay! Dang you have to admire how stupid scientists can be: Look it's not LIKELY the Super Hadron Collider will make a black hole that will swallow the Earth so we're going to try and make a black hole, okay? Hey maybe they can see what the effects of black holes are on Spanish Flu Ferrets. Idiots.

 

Max 13.06.2014 14:35

No matter what positive spin they put on this, it can only be a bad thing to create this monster. Something that once wiped out so many people. I hope that they also have an antidote, just in case! Too many crazy individuals, governments and terrorists out there to even consider creating this in a lab. What next, black death, bubonic plague? Governments do not care about me and you and would not think twice to use this or something similar to wipe out a country they do not like. Crazy!

 

Loz Powell 13.06.2014 14:04

리사 13.06.2014 12:01

Some of the people here are just downright paranoid. Just because something could be used as a weapon, doesn't mean it will actially be used as such. If they had read the article correctly they would have seen that a virus like the spanish flu can still develop itself by nature and they are trying to plan for that in advance by creating a vaccine that will immediately help instead of first being researched.

  


when did the human race ever produce something that would make a good weapon and not make a weapon from it?? NEVER! thats when!

 

Álvaro Lemos 13.06.2014 13:53

I´ve allways felt curious about these special security labs really being safe or not?... Would these endure a bomb terrorist attack? if not, what could the consequences be? and what argumentation or excuses would people in charge have to explain Humanity what had just been caused?

 

Freesaxon 13.06.2014 12:53

Seems like a jolly thing to do ......... sure it won't cause any trouble :-(

 

DoAskDoTell 13.06.2014 12:11

WARS/violence begets more violence => overshooting of populations
(more sex in primitive quick attempt to "heal")
(more manual labour needed to re-build communities) (wars tend to kill more of the young/peak of their lives)

BORE D Greedy Parasitic Oligarchs and managers who are DELEGATORS, ACTORS =>
only interested in 20th cen Nato games & 21st cen nsa fun

due to cut back on edu., denigration of manual labour/ care/responsibilitie s, cops are only trained to shoot (budget for deadliest toys), TV raised helpless fearful hateful numbskulls, trickling down of *something for nothing* mentality


Do the opposites!

 

리사 13.06.2014 12:01

Some of the people here are just downright paranoid. Just because something could be used as a weapon, doesn't mean it will actially be used as such. If they had read the article correctly they would have seen that a virus like the spanish flu can still develop itself by nature and they are trying to plan for that in advance by creating a vaccine that will immediately help instead of first being researched.

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