Originally posted by ClintK
Some of the posts on ATS I think are from lunatics and are entertaining; some are from political partisan idiots regurgitating worthless political spin. But this swine flu outbreak is indeed scary and it's going to get worse. We need to know everything we can about this strain. I think this genuinely has the potential to be a world wide catastrophe by next winter, and I'm one who normally scoffs at such ideas. Not this time.
Originally posted by amatrine
Normal flu takes three days to show symptoms and you are contagious after a day exposure. So this one they are saying you can get sick after 24 hours of being exposed? Sounds like you are contagious rite away. Very scary.
[edit on 27-4-2009 by amatrine]
Obama said the federal government is "prepared to do whatever is necessary to control the impact of this virus." He noted his request for $1.5 billion in emergency funding to ensure adequate supplies of vaccines.
Source: Swine Flu Spreads in 10 US states...
Originally posted by tamusan
Everytime I try to keep rational and quell the thoughts that this was man-made, another detail starts churning in my thoughts. Why are only Mexicans dieing? Does anyone have a single report of a non-Mexican dieing from this? One died in Texs, so maybe it is not healthcare.
Originally posted by Jess_Undefined
Especially when everyone I live with is acting like its no big deal.
"Your saying to yourself, its 7 cases in texas and mexico... I live in NY, its never going to spread this far that fast. WRONG. So very wrong. With today's modern transportation, coupled with incubation times of the swine flu. It already probably is in NY, and LA, and europe."
Originally posted by daersoulkeeper
yawn....your crying wolf man
Originally posted by daersoulkeeper
THEN WINTER COMES --- then mandatory vaccinations will start with not many people sick that you know of and after vaccinations THE DEATH STARTS ON A MASSIVE SCALE. DO NOT TAKE VACCINE ... VACCINE = DEATH
[edit on 1-5-2009 by daersoulkeeper]
Listen guys. This is the big one. As a micro/ molecular biologist for one of the largest biotech firms in the world, I feel pretty confident in sending a warning to anyone who will listen.
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Remember or ever heard of the Spanish flu that killed nearly half a million americans in 1918? It was the last large epidemic of the swine flu.
Swine flu is far WORSE than bird flu as it can be passed person to person by the respiratory pathway.
I have heard through the grapevine that this mutated strain will be falling into the Flu B category for the first time in the Swine Flu history. What does this mean for you and I, were all #ed. Thats exactly what it means.
Millions of us are about to die. Millions.
. . .
This is it. This will be the great crash. Famine, War, Plauge, Anarchy, Chaos. This is really it.
I am a microbiology/ molecular biologist, my job, day in and day out for the majority of 6 years has been to study virus genomes and quasispecies. Especially ones that are relevant to global health concerns and bio-threat agents.
Originally posted by retroviralsounds
Trust me on this people, it is almost certainly, without a doubt, not a bio-threat event. At all. We have an agency for this, NBFAC, and since they haven't come forward and pinned it as a bio-threat event (which they would immediately, because its more funding and project work for them if it is) then it most likely is not.
RNA alone, not even RNA viruses, is so difficult to manipulate, and what you guys are talking about doing with this RNA is ASTRONOMICAL relative to the field. Very, very few places are capable of performing such manipulations, and I have to say they are all USA located. I highly doubt, even if we did manipulate it, we would plan a release for Mexico, our neighboring country.
An engineering project such as this, would take years and an unbelievable amount of serial passages through cell cultures, animals etc. We surely would have found out about something like that now, or at least I would know about it given my position, and I can tell you 100% we have no flu manipulation programs. Just one pandemic preparedness program, because we are so far over due for a wide spread biological event. Thats it people, stop trying to point fingers and place blame, the biological terrorist here is mother earth.