posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 12:35 PM
Of course the flu (regardless of stain) is no hoax. It kills millions every year, but so do a lot of other things like autos, ladders and
We live in a ocean of microorganisms, they are in the air and virtually everything we come in contact with. They are all around us. Viruses predate
man by hundreds of millions of years.
They are under constant and varied evolutions pressures but these pressures can produce mutation which may or not result in a organism better suited
to survive the aforementioned pressures. The ones that are better suited survive live to propagate their genetic material, the others don't.
Some viruses are genetically stable (like small pox) which greatly facilitates producing a vaccine. These tend to be DNA base viruses, the more
genetically volatile type tend to be RNA based (e.g. HIV) and as a consequence, are much more difficult for which to produce a vaccine
Cold and flu viruses are very, very genetically volatile, which is why theres a new flu vaccine every winter. Even then, the vaccine is just a “best
guess” by doctors as to what will be the most dangerous and dominate strain. Even then, they sometimes guess wrong
My free advice to you: Come Monday when you return to what ever reform school you're attending, stop drawing fighter planes during science class and
start paying attention.