It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by matadoor
Originally posted by CasiusIgnoranze
Why does this discovery come along when we have movies like "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" recently released? Plus this is extremely similar to movies like "I am Legend" and "Resident Evil" where they bring out this wonder "cure for cancer/everything" and then whoooops - everybody is a Zombie!
But seriously...Draco as the name of the vaccine? The name is riddled with Esoteric meaning even though it stands for a complicated scientific word:
Draco: from Draconian. The laws for draconian punishments were said to have been written in blood.
Draco (Dracon): an Athenian lawgiver whose harsh legal code punished both trivial and serious crimes in Athens with death--hence the continued use of the word draconian to describe repressive legal measures.
Also it is interesting to point out that this Vaccine is being funded by DARPA and other defence contractors aswell.
This work is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the New England Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, with previous funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Director of Defense Research & Engineering (now the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering).
Why the hell would several defence organisations be interested in a cure for viruses?
Something sounds fishy here...edit on 23-8-2011 by CasiusIgnoranze because: .
Because these viruses could eventually be weaponized. Ever read Tom Clancy? He wrote a book called Executive decisions, in that an Iranian doctor successfully creates a weaponized version of the Ebola virus, which they then infect as many Americans as they can.
That type of scenario could be possible in the future, and the defense agencies would like to know that there are ways around these viruses.
This breakthrough will be a key to preventing the dangers of weaponized viruses.