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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    You guys shouldn't scare the crap out of me before I start my weekend. Is it asking to much to discuss this on Monday?
    No, not Monday! Monday is manic or haven't you heard? All the things can't wait but to hop into your easy going head influenced from Sunday. It would be too much as it is, and if we were to put the issue of scaring you with new human made virus it would be too much to handle. Plus you are not a person to be easily scared I've heard!

    So whadda ya saaaay... Thursday? Or wait, how about Friday, you'd be tired from the week day and easier pick maybe?
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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Aren't we the ones who made Lyme disease on Plum Island? Which somehow got to the public?
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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I do believe the greatest holocaust danger to the human race is bio-research and development as it bypasses the safeguards of evolutionary nature. Given the mobility of people and one mutation could essentially extinct the human race - and very quickly.
    We have sufficient understanding of quarantine procedures to make that impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    No, not Monday! Monday is manic or haven't you heard? All the things can't wait but to hop into your easy going head influenced from Sunday. It would be too much as it is, and if we were to put the issue of scaring you with new human made virus it would be too much to handle. Plus you are not a person to be easily scared I've heard!

    So whadda ya saaaay... Thursday? Or wait, how about Friday, you'd be tired from the week day and easier pick maybe?

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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Unfortunately, we as a population are quite overdue for a pandemic of great proportion. Usually this occurs naturally, damn irresponsible as hell to give mother nature the assist. This could very well be the next one on deck.

    The world is smallest its been in human history. Pandemics could be rather contained in the past. This is no longer the case. Scary stuff.

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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Unfortunately, we as a population are quite overdue for a pandemic of great proportion. Usually this occurs naturally, damn irresponsible as hell to give mother nature the assist. This could very well be the next one on deck.

    The world is smallest its been in human history. Pandemics could be rather contained in the past. This is no longer the case. Scary stuff.
    We're more aware of disease propagation than we ever have been. We're more capable of quarantine and tracking than we ever have been. We're more capable of treatment than we ever have been.

    And it's the flu. There are numerous strains already running around the world. Releasing another would be like releasing a poisonous snake into Australia. Like anyone is going to freaking notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    We're more aware of disease propagation than we ever have been. We're more capable of quarantine and tracking than we ever have been. We're more capable of treatment than we ever have been.

    And it's the flu. There are numerous strains already running around the world. Releasing another would be like releasing a poisonous snake into Australia. Like anyone is going to freaking notice.
    That would depend on what exactly they're doing. Could be strengthening the strain, making more resilient to treatment. And as you said, its the flu. It fast and easily spread and there is no cure. Quarantine is nearly impossible for virus like the flu as if it was a truly intense and lethal strain, it would be globally spread because it would be initially confused as a normal flu strain.

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    'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    We're more aware of disease propagation than we ever have been. We're more capable of quarantine and tracking than we ever have been. We're more capable of treatment than we ever have been.

    And it's the flu. There are numerous strains already running around the world. Releasing another would be like releasing a poisonous snake into Australia. Like anyone is going to freaking notice.
    Ya, they are Combining strains of virus in a veterinary lab rather than a proper bio safety lab... And they say it could have a casualty rate of anywhere between .1-20%, which is hardly an andromeda strain, but still... You think they use phrases like "appalling irresponsibility" to sensationalize?

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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    A super bug created in a laboratory is only a good weapon of war if there is an effective vaccine. If there is, you simply vaccinate whoever you want to survive, then release the virus to kill off everyone else.

    It is a highly effective weapon, much more so than nukes as it doesn't destroy infrastructure or invite retaliation. By the time the enemy figures out who attacked, it's too late.

    The only small, hardly worth mentioning, downside to that strategy is that the super bug could easily mutate, making the vaccine ineffective and wiping out most of, or perhaps all of, the human race.

    And this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.
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    Re: 'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    That would depend on what exactly they're doing. Could be strengthening the strain, making more resilient to treatment. And as you said, its the flu. It fast and easily spread and there is no cure. Quarantine is nearly impossible for virus like the flu as if it was a truly intense and lethal strain, it would be globally spread because it would be initially confused as a normal flu strain.
    You watch too many movies.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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