Thursday, October 06, 2005

Spanish Flu Recreated

Scientists have recreated the flu that killed over 50 million people and are making it available to other researchers worldwide.

Studying it to prevent it? I can maybe see the logic. Although the same virus scientists have yet to create a vaccine for the common cold or HIV or even a really effective Flu vaccine. How exactly do doctors plan to prevent the virus they just recreated that was a slate-wiper--kills everyone who catches it?

Sharing it? The logic seems flawed. Any vengeful or morally bankrupt scientist could sell the virus to evil people and reek more havoc than a neutron bomb ever could.

Is it just me or does the world get more dangerous every day--mostly by unintended consequences?
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