UW-Madison pandemic flu viruses ‘could escape from lab,’ biosafety panelist says


“After Kawaoka reported this month that he used genes from several bird flu viruses to construct a virus similar to the 1918 pandemic flu virus that killed up to 50 million people worldwide, British and French scientists called the research “absolutely crazy” and “madness, folly.”

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UW-Madison pandemic flu viruses ‘could escape from lab,’ biosafety panelist says

29 Jun 2014 UW-Madison scientist Yoshihiro Kawaoka says he’s creating potentially deadly flu viruses to help prevent a pandemic, but a campus biosafety panel member says the research could cause more harm than good because the viruses could escape from the lab. “You’re increasing the probability of having a pandemic rather than decreasing the probability,” said Tom Jeffries, a member of the university’s Institutional Biosafety Committee, which reviews sensitive research…After Kawaoka reported this month that he used genes from several bird flu viruses to construct a virus similar to the 1918 pandemic flu virus that killed up to 50 million people worldwide, British and French scientists called the research “absolutely crazy” and “madness, folly.

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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3 Responses to UW-Madison pandemic flu viruses ‘could escape from lab,’ biosafety panelist says

  1. omanuel says:

    I hope this is a false alarm, Ken, but whether or not it I thank you for keeping the public informed.

    It appears that unreported CHAOS and FEAR of nuclear annihilation in late August convinced world leaders to take totalitarian control of society to save themselves.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/CHAOS_and_FEAR_August_1945.pdf

    The scientific revolution Copernicus started in 1543 ended quietly in 1945:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/Man_God_and_Sun_%281500-2100%29_%281%29.pdf

    • Yes Oliver, it is really only speculation or the definition of a potential risk.
      Nevertheless, scientists are playing with fire, confirmed by other scientists naming the process as ” “absolutely crazy” and “madness, folly.””.
      Then the chance of deliberate release into the public arena, in these days of proven skullduggery and terrorism by authorities, is a reality no stranger than other existing madness,
      Thanks for your comment.

    • omanuel says:

      Sorry, Ken, my first and last sentences is need correction:

      I hope this is a false alarm, Ken, but whether or not it is, I thank you for keeping the public informed.

      The primary purpose of the scientific revolution that Copernicus started in 1543 became the control of mankind so that world leaders could live in late August 1945

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