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Baxter, almost started a pandemic back in Dec 2008

Baxter is 2005 asked the WHO for a sample of H5N1 to make a vaccine. Anyone seen one. Jump to Dec 2008.

Last December, the Austrian branch of US vaccine company Baxter sent a batch of ordinary human H3N2 flu, altered so it couldn't replicate, to Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, also in Austria. In February, a lab in the Czech Republic working for Avir alerted Baxter that, unexpectedly, ferrets inoculated with the sample had died. It turned out the sample contained live H5N1, which Baxter uses to make vaccine. The two seem to have been mixed in error.

Turns out mixing virus is a big no-no. When a cell is infected with two or more virus it could result in a reassortment process. The cell starts replicating the viruses but gets everything jumbled up. It could end up with anything from junk or nothing to a super virus. Which in the case of H5N1 is not easily passed between humans but H3N2 is, hmmmm.

Best part is now. Baxter wants a sample of this new bug.
Specialty drug maker Baxter International Inc. will work with the World Health Organization to develop a vaccine that could stem an outbreak of a deadly swine flu strain in Mexico.

Baxter spokesman Christopher Bona said Saturday that the Deerfield, Ill.-based company has asked the WHO for a sample of the flu strain.,3115984.story

BTW, the company is from Obama's old district. I thought I would throw the bomb last.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 11:10 PM
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While I'm not a huge conspiracy theory guy (can't think of even one that I buy into really), I do halfway wonder if the SOBs running this country are twisted enough to do something like this in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2009, 01:49 PM
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Highly populated areas tend to get regulated by a virus anyway. It is the law of nature.

A law of our society is to have at least one airport in this heavily populated area. Have you seen how far it has popped up?

People here are able to get to the hospital a little quicker than the average Mexico citizen.

It would be funny to think that a government might send a virus to a lesser country to rid a problem away. It has been done intentionally before.

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I've heard it mostly damages white peoples night vision because we don't have enough bones to fight it off??? Obama also owns stock in TAB and a major mayonnaise company!!!
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