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Oh were to begin you misunderstood most of it.First an antigens are what fights viruses what your reading is the creation of a vaccine.
Our data do not reject the theory of the pig as an intermediate host for AIVs, but they suggest that AIVs need to undergo genetic changes to
establish full replication potential in pigs.
We observed that the 2009 viral sequences are evolutionarily widely different form the past few years' sequences. Rather, the 2009 sequences are evolutionarily more similar to the most ancient sequence reported in the NCBI Influenza Virus Resource Database collected in 1918. Analysis of evolutionary rates also supports the view that all the genes in the pandemic strain of 2009 except NA and M genes are derived from triple reassorted swine viruses.
Next just because something was first identified in say Asia doesn't mean thats the only place its found. Asian flu quite regularly makes it way to the united states along with European strains so your theory that someone had to take these from different locations is silly!
PS if this was a BIO weapon its about the saddest ever since 99% of the people that get it will catch a cold then get over it.Weapons grade anthrax kills over 80% swine flew 1% wow thats just bad bio engineering.
BRASILIA — Brazil has registered 899 deaths from swine flu, maintaining its status as the country worst-hit by the pandemic, according to the health ministry in South America's largest nation.
Brazil became the country with the highest death toll in late August when it surpassed the United States, which now has 593 swine-flu-related fatalities. Brazil's neighbor Argentina has 512 deaths.
In its latest bulletin, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that as of September 6 the virus has killed at least 3,205 people worldwide after being discovered in March this year in Mexico.
Typically, in a year's normal two flu seasons (one per hemisphere), there are between three and five million cases of severe illness and up to 500,000 deaths worldwide, which by some definitions is a yearly influenza epidemic. Although the incidence of influenza can vary widely between years, approximately 36,000 deaths and more than 200,000 hospitalizations are directly associated with influenza every year in the United States.
Yearly influenza epidemics can seriously affect all age groups, but the highest risk of complications occur among children younger than age two, adults age 65 or older, and people of any age with certain medical conditions, such as chronic heart, lung, kidney, liver, blood or metabolic diseases (such as diabetes), or weakened immune systems.
Originally posted by 2000 Yards
If swine flu is a weapon, it's a pretty lousy weapon, like most biological weapons. Air is a terrible, poorly-controlled way to transmit a pathogen, because you never know when it'll turn back on you. And viral weapons are weak because they have a tendency to mutate and not live long in a regular environment.
Nope. Throwing explosives and metal (and explosive metal) is a much more sure-fire and effective way of killing people. Nobody develops an immunity to rapidly moving metal.