Health Scientists create new killer flu in Chinese lab

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Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China who have deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory.

They warned there is a danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people.

Lord May of Oxford, a former government chief scientist and past president of the Royal Society, denounced the study published today in the journal Science as doing nothing to further the understanding and prevention of flu pandemics.

“They claim they are doing this to help develop vaccines and such like. In fact the real reason is that they are driven by blind ambition with no common sense whatsoever,” Lord May told The Independent.

“The record of containment in labs like this is not reassuring. They are taking it upon themselves to create human-to-human transmission of very dangerous viruses. It’s appallingly irresponsible,” he said.

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FireCat

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Holy shit, Scientists are "truly insane" No diseases like this should ever be created!.
Seriously, sooner or later they will escape! "Just one tiny fly" Just Imagine.
 

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Of course it should be done, how else would we know if we can or not?
 

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Holy shit, Scientists are "truly insane" No diseases like this should ever be created!.
Seriously, sooner or later they will escape! "Just one tiny fly" Just Imagine.
A disease like what? You dont know anything about that virus. And neither does the rest of the world. For all I know it could be harmless or the most horrible thing or whatever...
 

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Seriously, deadly diseases created in the lab are much worse, because if it is released somehow and manages to spread. Why even take such a chance? It's Just nuts
 

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Seriously, deadly diseases created in the lab are much worse, because if it is released somehow and manages to spread. Why even take such a chance? It's Just nuts
How do you know that its deadly? Are you already affected?
 

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Seriously, deadly diseases created in the lab are much worse, because if it is released somehow and manages to spread. Why even take such a chance? It's Just nuts

That really didn't answer why deadly diseases are much worse if made in a lab, you just went on to if they spread. But that's the same case of natural viruses (but we all know viruses were made by the government to kill homosexuals and blacks).
 

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Hopefully it's released. We need a good pandemic to reduce the world population
 

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That really didn't answer why deadly diseases are much worse if made in a lab, you just went on to if they spread. But that's the same case of natural viruse
Eh Seriously, natural viruses doesn't mix with each other!

mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people.
 

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Viruses naturally evolve on their own to do the same thing, so them not mixing doesn't keep them from being able to affect different animals or to develop more dangerous complications that come with it.
 

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China. Sigh.
I wouldn't mind if, like, ANY other country does this. It's just that China.. China isn't exactly one to follow safety procedures..
 

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I guess I can only hope they learn enough from it to help. But sounds to risky.
 

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Let's all take a step back and remember, for one, this virus is made in China, and therefore liable to not work right. Second, they have a serious record for just saying they did shit they clearly didn't, like a extra-vehicle space walk. They also have things like coins, chairs, blocks of pavement, and various other things that inexplicably explode for no fucking reason, along with knockoffs of products THEY build, cities the size of LA with no one but store keepers living there, and a huge concrete aircraft carrier in the middle of the desert.
 
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