August 8, 2013
Scientists are experimenting with the H7N9 bird flu virus in high-security laboratories with the accord of the US government.
A review panel and excessive oversight is being promised to make sure that these “flu projects” are devoid of risk to the general public.
The probability of human-to-human transmission of the new strain of H7N9 is being analyzed while experts decry that there is no evidence of a pandemic.
James Rudge and Richard Coker of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (HTM) declared that “the threat posed by H7N9 has by no means passed.”
So far, H7N9 has not successfully transmitted to humans with efficiency which means this virus is still a very low risk to humans.
Scientists are warning that this endeavor would pose more of a problem and there should be preparations made for a “worst-case scenario”.
The Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) concluded that with the controls in place, the experiments on H7N9 were worth the risk.
British scientists have stated that there is “strong evidence” to support the theory that H7N9 is person-to-person transmittable.
According to Chinese scientists working with the Department of Acute Infectious Disease, Control and Prevention (DAIDCP) in China have reported on two patients within the same family that have “transmitted” the virus to each other.
Dr. Jenny Low, senior consultant at the Department of Infectious Disease, Singapore General Hospital commented : “The avian influenza A (H7N9) is potentially deadly. Producing a vaccine to combat this new bird flu strain may however take several months. The good news is that bird flu does not spread easily from person to person.”
H7N9 can cause symptoms such as:
• Shortness of breath
• Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
• Septic shock
• Multiple organ failure
If the H7N9 virus turns out like the H5N1 strain, it will become quite clear that this is an engineered bioweapon.
In June of this year, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) identified the cause of the ease by which recent strains of bird flu are transmitted from person to person – genes.
MIT scientists discovered that 3 HA regions, the proteins that allow the virus to infect humans, have been mutated to enable a more efficient bonding to human receptors.
The mutations in the genes assist the virus in living in the human cells which can be a correlation between an outbreak and a pandemic.
The ability to mutate increases with each jump from person to person.
According to the study: “Every pandemic emergence seems to be a law unto itself. We cannot know whether or under what circumstances the highly unusual H7N9 virus might be able to become pandemic . . . H7N9′s journey has just begun.”
The elderly are at a greater risk from the H7N9. Male patients of an average age of 61 years are being admitted into hospitals for treatment of symptoms.
Doctors at the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) are asking whether or not “every avian influenza virus capable of infecting humans can acquire serial pandemic-generating mutations without being limited by structural or functional evolutionary constraints — or whether pandemic viruses are rare entities whose complex gene constellations cannot easily be configured except by rare and still-obscure mechanisms?”
People’s Liberation Army Senior Colonel Dai Xu publically stated that he blamed the US government for releasing the H7N9 in an act of biological warfare.
Xu wrote in a blog post: “At that time, America was fighting in Iraq and feared that China would take advantage of the opportunity to take other actions. This is why they used bio-psychological weapons against China. All of China fell into turmoil, and that was exactly what the United States wanted. Now, the United States is using the same old trick. China should have learned its lesson and should calmly deal with the problem.”
When attacking a specific race of people, their genetic make-up is first and foremost.
Ironically, British and Chinese researchers have discovered a genetic variant common to Chinese people that make them more susceptible to contracting the swine flu. It was determined that an estimated 25% of Chinese people have this gene variant which is also common to people of Japanese and Korean decent.