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New flu resembles 1918 virus, is 'unstoppable' and all countries will need vaccine...

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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:45 AM

The new H1N1 influenza virus bears a disturbing resemblance to the virus strain that caused the 1918 flu pandemic, with a greater ability to infect the lungs than common seasonal flu viruses, researchers reported on Monday.

Tests in several animals confirmed other studies that have shown the new swine flu strain can spread beyond the upper respiratory tract to go deep into the lungs -- making it more likely to cause pneumonia, the international team said.

"There is a misunderstanding about this virus," he said in a statement. "There is clear evidence the virus is different than seasonal influenza."

Writing in the journal Nature, Kawaoka and colleagues noted that the ability to infect the lungs is a characteristic of other pandemic viruses, especially the 1918 virus, which is estimated to have killed between 40 million and 100 million people.

Saying the new H1N1 virus is "unstoppable", the World Health Organization gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain on Monday and said healthcare workers should be the first to get one.

Every country will need to vaccinate citizens against the swine flu virus and must choose who else would get priority after nurses, doctors and technicians, said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO director of the Initiative for Vaccine Research.

Several reports showed the new virus attacks people differently than seasonal flu -- affecting younger people, the severely obese and seemingly healthy adults, and causing disease deep in the lungs.

Run for the hills!
Not but seriously, what happened to all the reports that the virus was man made in a lab? It's completely disappeared from the news and msm websites. Kind of odd?

Convenient that this flu appeared during these harsh economic times. Sure helps keep people distracted from the ongoing tumultuous economic issues.

at least its not another MJ thread

[edit on 14-7-2009 by warrenb]

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:52 AM
THe world is overpopulated and the nwo which we all know is comprised of countless people w/o a conscience, have come up with a plan to get the numbers down to what they consider manageable. It may have not even been meant to be released when it was, that may have been accidental, they may have been experimenting on peasant people in Mexico and it "got away from them" but don't worry it will be back.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 09:43 AM
Hi there it makes you wonder why threads such as the ones about Jane Burgermeister are not in the top active threads..

This to me seems like a woman who is genuinely put her neck on the line to do the right thing. If ever there seems like a time that ATS lives up to its raison d'etre to inform and discuss topics that rarely see the light of day in the msm then this is one. If you haven't watched the youtube videos of her radio interview please do, she sounds very genuine.




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