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You are no doubt aware that ordinary flu kills 10s of thousands of people annually, right? Personally, I'm not too afraid so far, but it does seem that this flu is more deadly than usual. I do therefore think it prudent to limit international travel, until we see just how bad it gets this winter. That's where courts of law come in: to decide if a person's request to travel is essential. Otherwise it'd have to be decided by... whom? Corrupt officials?
You know what it is a flu for Gods sake no one is holding a loaded gun and trying to kill anyone!!
Originally posted by Blaine91555
What if a contagious person who refused to voluntarily stay at home or in a health facility infected one of your loved ones and they died. Would you still come up with such an irrational answer.
You should really read posts. One of the hypothetical conditions was that no good vaccine is available. This has zero to do with forced vaccinations.
First thing that would have to be done is a universal mandatory quarantine. There's just no way around it. Without a method of instantly determining who has the disease and who doesn't, you have to keep everyone separated until it has run its course. Sadly, this quarantine would have to be enforced heavily. Police-State actions would be needed for a short time. Anyone out and about would have to be escorted back to their homes. Food could be delivered in the form of MREs or whatever by military personelle protected from the airborne virus. Anyone that refused to stay indoors would have to be forcibly quarantined.
Like a bullfighter's cape, in other words, the heads of haemagglutinin deflect the immune attack away from more vulnerable parts of the virus. "There are conserved proteins that are almost identical in all flu, because they are delicate bits of machinery that do complex tasks and can't really change much," says Marasco. "If we can shift the immune system to attack the conserved proteins instead, flu cannot mutate to escape without crippling its own machinery."
To refocus the immune attack, the idea is to create vaccines containing only the conserved proteins, rather than whole viruses. Most attention has focused on the M2 protein, an ion channel that protrudes from the virus's surface and tells it when it is inside a cell. M2 also appears in abundance in the membrane of cells producing new flu viruses, so targeting it with antibodies will lead to the destruction of infected cells as well as the virus itself.
Originally posted by On the level
I would also take the secret vaccine I created before I agreed to unleash this on the population
Originally posted by SourGrapes
How would a contagious person infect one of my loved ones, if my loved one was vaccinated?
Originally posted by mikerussellus
Just like to point out that the odds of this actually happenings, nil to uh. . . nil.
In my humble opinion. . .
Originally posted by ninammam
reply to post by Blaine91555
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?