reply to post by marg6043
Grim thanks, I've been posting on another thread the gent I'm talking too is a vaccine maker.
Wondering if you could comment.
Originally posted by Peter Brake
I am wondering if your learned self could debunk this for me please don't pull your shots.
Antibiotics increase gene transfer (mutation) upto 10000 times.
The transgene from GMO's (genetically modified organisms) is upto 30 times more available to a virus looking for a gene to mutate with.
Heavy metals increase gene transfer rates. (their is mercury in the vaccine right?)
Finally heat shock increases gene transfer.
It seems to me the swine flu is not yet bad, scientists and government is concerned of it mutating. You could argue that the vaccine will lessen the
chances of it mutating, but the mercury is stored in the body and increases gene transfer. Giving the vaccine to everyone one is helping the next flu
to mutate into a real killer. (yes or no?)
No, none of this is completely true, although there are cases in bacteria. We are dealing with a virus, an RNA virus which basically means it follows
absolutely no pattern for genetic mutations of anytype. Infact, there is not a single defined genetic code for any RNA virus. They actually function
in groups called quasispecies, which are a group of genetically similar strains, but are still vastly genetically different. The RNA viruses are
mainly only single stranded RNA, which makes them far, far less stable than double stranded DNA. Anything, and I mean anything can mutate the strains.
Every time the bug infects someone, its going to mutate. This is shown through serial passages of the flu into animals over and over and over and over
and over again... you can actually watch the virus become stronger and stronger each time it is passed through another animal.
That is why I care if you guys get the vaccine, because it only takes a handfull of people, to pass the bug around, giving it time in vivo to
accumulate genetic changes, and possibly spawn a super flu, which there would be absolutely no vaccine for.
That's the truth behind the vaccine, no punches pulled.
I replied with
Okay I read about this, the virus is mutating at about the maximum that it can. If the virus has a range of genes to choose from and an increased
ability to collect these genes then it has a increased range of mutations with which to successfully survive our immune system.
A greater range of mutated viruses means more survive and we have a greater chance for them to become more lethal.
A bit sad not to get a reply - any info?