Swine-engineered Flu UPDATE

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2009 at 5:19 am

I had previously written that Patricia Doyle, DVM, PhD., the author of an article on the *new* swine flu epidemic neatly juxtaposed the 12/2008 “discovery” of 1918 flu genes with the 4/2009 “epidemic”, pointing out that she missed this quote in the December 29 article in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences:

“Kawaoka and his group blended genetic elements from the 1918 flu virus with those of a currently circulating avian influenza virus and tested the variants on ferrets, an animal that mimics human flu infection.”


The good Dr. Doyle did note that “It hasn’t been very long since this discovery was made then the new strain variant showed up in Mexico and the US…”, describing the discovery of “a complex of three genes that, acting in concert with another key gene, allowed the virus to efficiently colonize lung cells and make … a protein necessary for the virus to reproduce” as “Interesting”.  I love sarcasm.

Even more “interesting” is that “In 2004, Kawaoka and his team identified another key gene from the 1918 virus that…makes hemagglutinin, a protein that confers on viral particles the ability to attach to host cells.” 

Recap:  They’ve known for 15 years how to attach to healthy cells a flu that killed tens of millions of people, and five months after they “blend” its genetic elements with “a currently circulating” flu, there’s to be a pandemic.

To put it in technical terms, Duh!

UPDATE:  Rumor has it that vaccinations will be delivered at the end of a gun.

“Swine” flu, indeed.


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