Originally posted by SimonPeter
reply to post by MeesterB
The article I read was that they had developed a more transmissible virus that would kill 50% of the infected people. The Dutch scientist were elated to develop this terrible virus . Whether it was successful from the lab to be as deadly to humanity is not the point . Why did they feel it was their goal to do so ? And who paid for it ?
This is way off topic, but you need to be educated.
They did it so that they would know how far off the mass pandemic is from occuring, understand how it gets to the mass pandemic phase, and develop knowledge to stop it. I would be elated to find that 7ish steps were involved in making a virus an airborne pathogen. It's a big scientific discovery.
It's very important that it was done in ferrets and not in humans as it confirms that they didn't test on humans, and it shows that they don't have the human killer mutated virus. I honestly don't care who paid for it because it is public knowledge at this point so no one has the edge. Stop being outraged over it.
Sorry for the off topic post, the comment below is relevant for discussion
How much does political/military corruption play a role in the random rebel and militia actions? As I understand it, the national army doesn't get paid all that much and it leads to pillaging and raping. Is this a product of poor government spending or lack of national wealth? If they have so many natural resources then why is the military so much crap?(Been drinking, not a coherent thought, but I didn't want my post to be removed -.-)
edit on 11/28/2012 by MeesterB because: (no reason given)