reply to post by soficrow
I totally agree with you!
The human race has been playing god for a long time now both in the fields of creation and destruction, e.g. bioengineering, thermonuclear weapons
Eventually one of these things will come back to bite us in the proverbial ass - even if this swine / avian / human flu is not the killer everyone
thought it was originally.
But what does raise a question in my mind is why all the over reactive WHO and governmental panic when this virus first surfaced among the public at
I think they knew from the very start that this was a bioengineered virus and were very worried what would happen now that it was loose in the natural
Luckily for all of us the virus appears to have devolved rather then evolved from the lethality perspective pertaining to the human race.
The question that needs to be answered is how this virus was loosed among the general public in the first place - was it a 12 monkeys movie scenario
played out in the reality of our lives or was it a trial run for something bigger?
I suspect the manufacturers of Tamiflu do have some hand in this - think about it - a slowing market place with stock prices falling through the floor
- what better way to raise your companies stock value - release a virus that you know will have a limited mortality impact on the general public -
inform WHO and the general governments of the world quite the opposite - that this virus could potentially kill billions and destroy the burgeoning
green shoots of a failed economy.
The obvious governmental reaction would be to panic and stockpile what they have been told is the only remedy tamiflu and to warn the public at large
to be aware of the possible symptoms and report for this urgently needed sole cure and to prevent the further spread of this deadly virus among the
The governments then stockpile your product (tamiflu) and you watch your sales and stock prices soar.
Of course, the governments of the world including WHO appear to realise that they have been hoodwinked.
So what happens - lo and behold a whistleblower arrives - a well respected virologist with connections to the development of Tamiflu and possible
inside knowledge of the origin of this virus.
So why does this virologist choose now to release the truth as to the origins of the virus? - well firstly now that the panic has died down he
realises that WHO and other governmental organisations will have the time to listen to him and pay attention to his report.
Secondly, this virologist possible realises that if these people are capable of creating this virus, they will do so again with another virus and
eventually one of these viruses will become the plague to end all plagues whether they mean it that way or not.
Once these viruses are released into the external environment anything can happen as you explained and these irresponsible people are playing russian
roulette with all our ives.
Finally, this virologist probably also realises that given his age, 75 years old, there is very little that these people can threaten him with, e.g.
his life is nearing its natural end anyways.
What will be interesting is the outcome of WHO's investigation and what the consequences of these outcomes will be.
[edit on 13-5-2009 by count66]