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Originally posted by Asphodelven
What do you wager are the odds that in the midst of the h1n1 epidemic there will be an appearance of "vintage" strain 1918 spanish flu as well, perhaps indistiguishable from the lowlier swine flu?
there was a great flurry around the project of rebuilding these past few years, and now it seems there was an experiment last fall to deliberately infect pigs with the "vintage" 1918 human swine flu.
It's got to be somebody's pride and joy right? WHO could resist the temptation to take old faithful out for a night on the town?
I apologize if this has been discussed before. But seeing this year's h1n1 and the 1918 "gripa" uttered in the same sentence so many times together, it almost gets to feeling like an invocation at times.
[edit on 4-11-2009 by Asphodelven]