Originally posted by toepick
I think the warnings by Biden and Powel just had to do with the economic crisis..politicians tend to make anything they feel is important overly dramatic. And the economy is without a doubt still a crisis despite all the 'pumping' attempts made lately by the MSM. And Obama HAS lost a lot of popularity by his actions, i.e. the bailouts.
Retroviralsounds... you have the scariest take on this swine flu thing I have read anywhere. When ever some one makes a post of that magnitude I like to look back at some of that persons previous posts to get a feel of where that person is coming from. Sort of a profile if you will. In your case, I find this quote from another thread that you started:
When I die, my universe ends completely and ceases to exist. My 'ending' may be an apocalyptic one, where everyone on the planet is wiped out and the universe collapses on itself. Poof. Yours may be, slowly dying of TB and vanishing off the planet. Another yet may be, you are the bringer of the end of your universe. etc.
Now this kinda confuses me because on one hand you seem to think that we all control our destiny. So shouldn't we all just be able to 'will' this out of existence? But more serious is that you seem to believe this IS serious enough that despite what you believe philosophically; you feel this virus is dangerous enough that even you can't control it in your universe...or (and again taken from some of your posts). Maybe you feel like you want it to happen so you can invent the cure to it? Or help out in some major way.
I'm honestly not trying to knock your position at all..your statement (in this thread) worries me. And I am a Paramedic, have been for going on 17 years now. So believe me this scares me, I am THE first one to be in a really bad position if this breaks. And I take precautions and have for the past 17 years. note that I have NEVER nor will I EVER take a flu shot
But, I am curious to know what you know that you might not be telling us. You have stated that you do work for big bio-chem. I am also curious to know why despite the particular virus being a combination of swine viruses from two continents, not including the USA, AND of avian virus, AND of human flu virus, you didn't seem to be familiar with that part of the equation despite that being one of the primary concerns reported in the MSM.
Is this the perfect storm??
Or do the combination of all these genomes also give it some built in weaknesses.
And the bigger question has been posted already...can such a combination have occurred without human intervention.
What do I know that you do not? As of right now absolutely nothing, unfortunately I have not been to work since early tuesday afternoon but I will return on monday to what I am sure will be a very nice early morning meeting. All I know is we are prepared, we knew it was coming. All I have seen about this flu so far is what I have read, just like you, and applied my knowledge too. Every microbiologist, epidemilogist and virologist is probably crapping themselves right now (75% in fear, 25% with some morbid interest because its what we study and a case like this will provide stock piles of data).
You guys need to stop with the human intervention thing, that is an absolute NON FACTOR. I already explained why it just popped up. I can atttempt to explain why its a combination of two swine flu strains to anyone who wants to U2U.
And as far as me being the great saviour, in my field thats always a dream, and I appreciate your flattery, but I am only 24 years old... I am FAR from a savior.