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To: caly who wrote (4185)12/22/2011 7:53:31 PM
From: Maurice Winn
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Smallpox was released by mistake, but fortunately did not make headway because it was not a robust microbe. When they release H5N1 recombinant by mistake, or deliberately, it will not be so benign. The world's human population could have the biggest and quickest reduction ever, both proportionately and by an order of magnitude in absolute terms. Even if direct infections don't kill a billion people, the economic turmoil likely will because most people won't be going to work for fear of infection.


All the socialist calls for mass public transport will not be so popular.

It would not be beyond some Greenie true believer to think, "Hmmm, if we reduce the human population from 6 billion and rising to 2 billion and falling, that would be a great achievement. It would save the planet from CO2 so would in fact be a kindness, not just to the remaining people but to all of life, which is on a path to doom."

A deliberate release is quite possible. Islamic Jihad would think it a spiffing idea too - a huge suicide bomb.

Mqurice

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From: caly2/21/2012 1:46:04 PM
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H5N1 in the news again...

news.yahoo.com 

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From: Sr K6/21/2012 11:22:12 PM
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bloomberg.com 

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From: The Pre Beakerite6/22/2012 2:29:16 PM
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More on the same story in prev msg

"Flown the coop"

Controversial flu research is published

economist.com 

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From: caly7/8/2012 5:42:06 PM
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Not SARS or Avian Flu, but this is scary.

news.yahoo.com 

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From: The Pre Beakerite11/12/2012 3:32:30 PM
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No evidence Tamiflu drug prevents flu, says British Medical Journal

www2.macleans.ca 

alternative site on the same story.
businessweek.com 

looks like Roche has fallen out of favour somewhere.

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From: The Pre Beakerite2/13/2013 8:35:25 AM
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Relative of 'Sars' patient now also in hospital with infection

independent.co.uk 

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From: The Pre Beakerite2/15/2013 8:28:55 PM
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'Third family member' contracts Sars-like virus

independent.co.uk 

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To: The Pre Beakerite who wrote (4193)2/15/2013 8:34:15 PM
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Henrys site is still going strong and also has reports on the UK cases.

recombinomics.com 

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From: caly4/4/2013 12:13:47 PM
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New bird flu strain causes fifth death in China (H7N9)

news.yahoo.com 

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