posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by bekod
I swear ATS is getting as ignorant as the general public.
There is no evidence of H5N1 transmission from human to human. It has been speculated, but there is no evidence. The evidence is still that it is only
from bird to human.
Most of the first world countries don't have the conditions to make this a problem(and most have decent surveillance) is the reason why it hasn't
been made an event.
The reason to develope a flu in the lab is varied. Flus are genetic, they cause problems because they can change. If they can predict the genetic
variants, then vaccines can be developed before any flu morphs or is used as a weapon.
And if anyone wanted to go the bioterrorism route and destroy a population, they would just release the e bola virus, which has an extremely high
mortality rate and kills someone in hours.
But it contains itself, because of its speed it wipes out an entire village and barely gets passed on.
so they wouldn't need to spend millions on a flu that someone can make the vaccine up for in months, when there is already a much more efficient
killing disease in a village in Africa.