Monday, December 19, 2011

Researchers create virus capable of killing 4B people

Thank goodness for academic freedom. We might not have known exactly which genes needed to mutate to turn a relatively non-contagious form of deadly bird flu into a quick spreading pandemic nightmare. But now we know.

How could anyone be this careless? This crazy?

I really like this part:

The study was carried out by a Dutch team of scientists led by Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, where the mutated virus is stored under lock and key, but without armed guards, in a basement building.

Good to know. Luckily there aren't any really bad people that would want to know where to find a virus that could kill 60% of those it infects. Luckily.

3 comments:

SheaHeyKid said...

Of all the weapons we have at our disposal to protect this virus from falling into the wrong hands, out of all of them - every single one of them, some of them will be used.

Fredo said...

ROFL

Fredo said...

I love how they're like, "this could help us develop a vaccine."

Q: If this causes a pandemic and kills billions (with a "B") of people, how will they respond to that one?

a. Whoops
b. My bad
c. I don't like people anyway
d. Please reload the bong

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