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Now Keim, who chairs the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), and other members of the body, have a very difficult decision to make. Fouchier wants his study to be published. So does virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka, who led similar research in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Tokyo, and reached comparable results. And it is up to NSABB to give them the green light.
Originally posted by jewells
I only pray that just as there are brilliant people working on evil, that there are more genius's working only for the good of humanity.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
It's interesting their way of "curing" us of a virus is giving it to us in a less deadlier form. Kind of seems counter productive.
edit on 11/24/2011 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by tothetenthpower
I am very suspicious of the so-called (vaccinations).....are some of them really setup to give us a virus...so they say get a vaccine and it will prevent the illness...when perhaps the truth is...the vaccination gives the illness.
Are many of us just an experiment? Will many of us be a part of population reduction?
Bioterror fears could block crucial flu research
The work was reported by New Scientist in September but its formal publication has now been delayed by fears that the information could be dangerous in the wrong hands, including those of other researchers. [tsk] Virologists argue that publication is essential for keeping watch on natural H5N1, which poses a far greater threat.
…..Researchers familiar with the work say the risks are overstated. "Nature is much more likely to come up with highly pathogenic influenza than we humans," says Peter Palese of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Daniel Perez of the University of Maryland in College Park says publishing will generate more biosecurity, not less. That's because it will show which mutations to look for in natural H5N1 – and why more such monitoring is needed. "H5N1 is out of control," he says.
"A bit of a wake-up call on flu might not go amiss," agrees Peter Doherty of the University of Melbourne in Australia, who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1996 for work in viral immunity and now works on flu. "H5N1 is mutating a lot, and virologists need to know the ferret study so they can watch for those mutations," he says. "The real bioterror threat comes from nature itself."