posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 02:01 AM
I doubt this is a manmade strain of virus. It makes no sense that such a virus would break out in Mexico. I would expect that an accidental release
would sicken people living near the biowar lab where it escaped. If it's a deliberate release, then I'd expect a juicier target than Mexico, some
country that has a lot of enemies. That would be the US, some European countries, Russia, or China. Also, there's no way to control the virus once
it is released.
The virus isn't something you could slap together in your basement over a weekend. It would require considerable resources to create it, and then to
propagate it. Only a few countries have such facilities.
As for containment, it's not going to happen. By the time anyone showed symptoms, it had already spread throughout the world. Back in 1917 and
1918, this virus burned through the whole world despite all efforts to quarantine it - and back then, quarantine was much more commonly done.
Transportation back then was by horse, train, or ship. Very slow, taking several days to cross the ocean. Even so, the virus seemed to spring up
almost everywhere at once. So forget about containment.
According to the media, there is no effective vaccine for this flu. The vaccine prepared for this year's flu season is ineffective against this. It
will take months to make a vaccine effective against this flu.
Tamiflu may help, but I'm wondering whether we have enough to protect our population. Also, it has to be taken early on. After 24-48 hours, it
The missing Ft. Detrick virus was Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, not Swine Flu. The notion that the missing virus is responsible for this flu is
without support. The symptoms of illness from the two viruses are not close.
As far as the virus seeming to contain DNA from two continents, that doesn't present much of a mystery. Swine are transported between countries.
The presence of swine, avian, and human flu DNA within the virus is no mystery, either. Flu viruses often exchange DNA with other viruses.
All in all, the likelihood of it being a manmade weapon is remote.