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Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains strains of influenza virus


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    Default Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains strains of influenza virus


    'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory

    Experts warn of danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people.

    They warned there is a danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people.

    Lord May of Oxford, a former government chief scientist and past president of the Royal Society, denounced the study published today in the journal Science as doing nothing to further the understanding and prevention of flu pandemics.

    “They claim they are doing this to help develop vaccines and such like. In fact the real reason is that they are driven by blind ambition with no common sense whatsoever,” Lord May told The Independent.

    “The record of containment in labs like this is not reassuring. They are taking it upon themselves to create human-to-human transmission of very dangerous viruses. It’s appallingly irresponsible,” he said.

    The controversial study into viral mixing was carried out by a team led by Professor Hualan Chen, director of China’s National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory at Harbin Veterinary Research Institute.

    Professor Chen and her colleagues deliberately mixed the H5N1 bird-flu virus, which is highly lethal but not easily transmitted between people, with a 2009 strain of H1N1 flu virus, which is very infectious to humans.


    When flu viruses come together by infecting the same cell they can swap genetic material and produce “hybrids” through the re-assortment of genes. The researchers were trying to emulate what happens in nature when animals such as pigs are co-infected with two different strains of virus, Professor Chen said.


    'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory - Science - News - The Independent

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    “They claim they are doing this to help develop vaccines and such like. In fact the real reason is that they are driven by blind ambition with no common sense whatsoever,” Lord May told The Independent.

    Maybe trying to make their own chineseversion of biological weapon.
    Other gesture of showing suremacy, I hope that no slips up would happen
    otherwise a billion of them will become guinea pigs of their own diabolical experiments.

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    hapit na ang zombie apocalypse na postpone ra diay... and it will start in china...

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    This is exactly the type of thing which could bring civilization to a swift end. China isn't the only culprit here, however their track record on safety leaves much to be desired.

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    not sure how is this different with the US...

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    negosyo napud ni..
    magbuhat cla ug virus nia cla ra pud ang mamaligya ug antidote..
    bio weapon pud ni ila dah..
    tsk.tsk.tsk.tsk..

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    o, kay kasaligan man gyd ni ang china for quality products.

    Beijing May 3, 2013

    Hundreds arrested in China for selling rat as mutton.

    Police have uncovered 382 cases, and seized more than 20,000 tonnes of illegal products.

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    Dugay rakong nag duda aning sars, bird og swine flu..hmmm..duda rajud ta ani kutob..

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    Sometimes I think if humanity wouldn't be better served if we just end it all....hmmnnn...

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    OT: Kuyawa ug ava ni Maam D oi,
    punk man kaayo. (joking) lols

    ONT: With 2 billion people to feed,
    it's quite eerie to think how they would devise things
    just to sustain, pero theory ra ning ako,

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