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    U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Strain..

    This world does not need a deadlier strain of the bird flu. These scientists should be criminally charged and thrown into prison.

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    U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Strain of Bird Flu


    The U.S. government is sounding the alarm after reports that Dutch scientists have created a highly-contagious and deadly airborne strain of bird flu that is potentially capable of killing millions, The Independent reported Tuesday.
    The U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity is currently analyzing how much of the scientists' information should be allowed to be published—given the inherent risks of having the information fall into the hands of terrorists or rogue states.
    "The fear is that if you create something this deadly and it goes into a global pandemic, the mortality and cost to the world could be massive," a senior US government adviser told The Independent.
    Scientists, too, are questioning whether the science should ever have been performed in the first place.
    "There are people who say that the work should never have been done, or if it was done it should have been done in a setting where the information could be better controlled," a source close to the US biosecurity board told the newspaper.

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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    If I remember correctly this happened a year or so ago.
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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    What is interesting is nothing in the article states "why" it was created. The paper should not be published.
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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    If I remember correctly this happened a year or so ago.
    Did this story only receive a token mention last year?I do not remember hearing about it.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage
    Did this story only receive a token mention last year?I do not remember hearing about it.
    No, I believe it's getting mention now because the paper is being published soon. I can't find the original news story about this; it used to be linked on the avian flu Wiki page but it's not there.
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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    What is interesting is nothing in the article states "why" it was created. The paper should not be published.
    The paper should be burned and any digital copies erased.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    I don't see the point of engineering something like this. Can someone with a bio-science background weigh in on this?

    Science will continue to claim that it is not responsible for its discoveries since it is only pursuing knowledge, but some scientists will continue to push the envelope. There is something to be said for human advancement in that we must learn to live with our most dangerous knowledge, but I do think this research is irresponsible.

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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    No, I believe it's getting mention now because the paper is being published soon. I can't find the original news story about this; it used to be linked on the avian flu Wiki page but it's not there.
    Sounds like the media is derelict in its duty to report stories.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    The reason the reason the dutch scientists are doing this is because there is a risk the virus could mutate into the deadly airborne form naturally. Being able to identify the signs in advance would prove vital to limiting the damage in an outbreak. There is no guarantee of safety no matter what we do, its simply a matter of weighing the risk of either option.

    It will take in-depth research and number crunching to figure out what to do. A genetic analysis of H5N1 and the number of mutations needed will need to be done in order to obtain the odds of natural mutation. This needs to be counterbalanced against an analysis of groups capable of creating such a bioweapon and having the willingness to use it.

    Most important, we need a vaccine yesterday. This is not only an issue of national security but of global security. Vaccination research and production should receive priority defense funding immediately.

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    Re: U.S. Bio-Security Officials Sound Warning After Scientists Create Deadly New Stra

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The reason the reason the dutch scientists are doing this is because there is a risk the virus could mutate into the deadly airborne form naturally. Being able to identify the signs in advance would prove vital to limiting the damage in an outbreak. There is no guarantee of safety no matter what we do, its simply a matter of weighing the risk of either option.

    It will take in-depth research and number crunching to figure out what to do. A genetic analysis of H5N1 and the number of mutations needed will need to be done in order to obtain the odds of natural mutation. This needs to be counterbalanced against an analysis of groups capable of creating such a bioweapon and having the willingness to use it.

    Most important, we need a vaccine yesterday. This is not only an issue of national security but of global security. Vaccination research and production should receive priority defense funding immediately.
    If what you say is true, then the article did a poor job of reporting and should of reported it as a way to help in the event the virus mutates on its own.
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