Have you ever seen a virus up close?
They are nasty little buggers and some even look like robots. (Yeah, I'm looking at you -T4 Bacteriophage!)
I say the more we get to know about these alien looking creatures, the better.
Strains of bird flu that could spread among humans have been created in the lab - and now full details on just how this was done have been published openly, raising fears that the research could be used by terrorists to craft a deadly bio-weapon plague. Bird flu, or H5N1, has killed more than half of the 600 people it is known …
That's because they are robots...from another planet...not here to kill us, exactly, as that would leave a mess to clean up, but rather to make us all nice and compliant for when the time comes for their creators to land on this planet and engage in widespread practice of naughty tentacles...
The researchers found that it strengthened the immune systems of chickens infected with bird flu. This is not really surprising considering it's rich in vitamins but it's hardly the same as 'killing off the virus'. Eating large amounts of Kimchi also increases the risk of gastric cancer in humans*.
*Tbh though, what doesn't these days?
My wife was directly involved with this mess. She was on the jury that reviewed the original research. According to her these findings were never a threat and akin to North Korea successfully launching a ballistic missile: Not going to happen and should someone want to use it, there is a lot more dangerous info published on a daily basis that doesn't require a laboratory to make happen.
The science advisory board (which most people had never heard of before this issue came up) went in pushing their weight around and trying to score points on 'terrorism' for future funding.
I doubt that would work, in anything except a very small sense. Our food is carefully checked and traced throughout the chain, any contamination would likely not even make it past the farm, let alone the slaughterhouse. In the highly unlikely event that contaminated food made it to the supermarkets, very well defined and rehearsed recall procedures would kick in.
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