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Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab
NBC News ^ | June11, 2014 | By Maggie Fox

Posted on 06/11/2014 6:27:03 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister

Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new pandemics start, and for designing better flu vaccines.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: experiment; flu; h1n1; medical; medicine; mutant; pandemic; science; scientists; spanishflu; university; virus; work
We're going to get killed by these idiots in white coats.
1 posted on 06/11/2014 6:27:03 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister
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To: CorporateStepsister

I’ll say it: What can possibly go wrong?


2 posted on 06/11/2014 6:29:10 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: CorporateStepsister
Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

There's something we need.

I wonder if Dr. Kawaoka knows about the fate of Gerald Bull.

3 posted on 06/11/2014 6:30:00 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Doesn’t the university exercise any oversight for these activities. They actually approved it?


4 posted on 06/11/2014 6:30:00 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Bring out your dead!


5 posted on 06/11/2014 6:30:50 PM PDT by grandpa jones (obama delenda est)
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To: CorporateStepsister
Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people

Thanks, guys!

6 posted on 06/11/2014 6:32:20 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: CorporateStepsister

It’s an endangered species and EPA will protect it.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Please don’t give the EPA any ideas!


8 posted on 06/11/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Obammy must be excited...


9 posted on 06/11/2014 6:35:35 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: mkmensinger

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


10 posted on 06/11/2014 6:36:11 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: CorporateStepsister
In the year of 1918, man had a mighty disease...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYpSfJvlzak

11 posted on 06/11/2014 6:36:35 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: CorporateStepsister

They killed 5 million Jews, what do you expect?


12 posted on 06/11/2014 6:38:15 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Lazamataz

Finally— ‘Spanish fly’!


13 posted on 06/11/2014 7:00:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


14 posted on 06/11/2014 7:00:40 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

They need to start finding medicines to fight the infections that folks are getting from surgeries. There are people dying everyday from these infections because there are no medicines that will take care of the infections. They get blood and bladder infections and some end up going to the brain.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 7:08:24 PM PDT by Faith-Hope
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To: mkmensinger
What can possibly go wrong?


16 posted on 06/11/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: virgil

Surely it is a Govt grant!

It will be out in public before Zero leaves his wake of destruction.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 7:11:08 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: lightman

I always liked the original with Arthur Hill


18 posted on 06/11/2014 7:13:17 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: CorporateStepsister

19 posted on 06/11/2014 7:16:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 06/11/2014 7:32:29 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ClearCase_guy

What could possibly go wrong?

21 posted on 06/11/2014 7:33:23 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Here is a chart of the *major* natural mutations of H5N1 since it was discovered.

http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0049224.g004&representation=PNG_M

These mutations are happening in nature, and they will continue to happen. Eventually it is almost certain that they will come up with a form that is easily transmissible between humans.

Only if researchers can figure out what the pandemic murderous mutations are going to be before they happen naturally, do we have a chance to mitigate a plague like no other in human history.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 7:46:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: CorporateStepsister; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Spanish flu virus created in Wisconsin lab...

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 5:08:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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