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Originally posted by Burginthorn
I have some important and interesting news from my brother just now.
My brother works at Parliament House in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is NOT a politician, but I will not give anymore info than that.
He is worried, VERY worried and rang to tell me what has recently taken place at his work.
They have a room there, he calls it the 'war room' as a joke, and has only ever seen it used once in the 10+ years he's worked there. That one time was for the recent Black Friday bush fires, and then it was only a smallish gathering of politicians and officials.
He now tells me it was used again. Politicians, officials AND military personal, which is a first, all locked behind closed doors. He has never seen anything like it in the 10+ years he's worked there. He said the whole event was very hush hush, and when he asked his boss what it was about, his boss told him not to ask. He said he'd never seen he's boss so serious before. Obviously he is linking this to the swine virus, though he honestly knows nothing about what went on behind those closed doors.
He also said normally in parliament, the officials and politicians joke around, normal guys, but he said the mood of everyone leaving the meeting was serious. He rang me to not only tell me the story, but to ask what I knew about the seriousness of the virus - I know as much as anyone else ....
So there you have it. I dont know if this has anything to do with the swine virus, or a totally different matter. But the question begs, in 10+ years he's never seen the 'war room' used, except once when Victoria was hit with the worst bush fires in the nations history. Now they are there again, only this time the military was also present, again another first as far as he knows or can remember.
Related to this swine virus? ....
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The study results show that ImuXen increases the effectiveness of influenza vaccine materials by approximately 30-fold, said Lipoxen. In addition, the VitRIS formulation reportedly enhances the efficacy of the vaccine a further four-fold. As a combined product, the VitRIS-preserved ImuXen formulation has the potential to achieve a projected 10-fold advantage in vaccine production rates, addressing the greatest potential need for seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines for existing and newly emerged flu viruses, the two companies said.