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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Incandescent
They don't know what it is because no one has been infected with it yet.
Disease X represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease, and so the R&D Blueprint explicitly seeks to enable cross-cutting R&D preparedness that is also relevant for an unknown “Disease X” as far as possible.
They just talked about using Albinos for magic on the tv show Black Lightning.
originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: Indigohues
wrong again my man.
granted testing goes on all over the world but the real nasty testing done on africa is by pharma co.'s they wait until people get sick then go test their new stuff and if it has nasty side effects oh well tweek it and test again.
Africa is a huge continent and allot of jungle and other areas with places man has never stepped foot, until they do and get a face full of some nasty virus that has been there forever.
also there is a lower scientific understanding in Africa in general, allot of people still believe in magic to the point they will murder an albino child for his body parts so the local witch doctor can make them a potion or cast a spell.
unprotected sex, eating strange animals, and close proximity to many types of different animals in their living spaces is a disaster waiting to happen.
then there is just normal mutations.
nothing wrong with these people getting there ducks in a row. we(humans) have been pretty lucky in the modern era of fast/cheap travel that we have not been wiped out by some god awful virus(man made or otherwise)