spanish flu - the remix
Influenza as a bioweapon does not sound like a particularly grave threat. Annual outbreaks kill many people, particularly the elderly; but a case of the flu is generally perceived as an uncomfortable nuisance rather than a grave threat. But flu viruses can be devastating. In 1918 and 1919, the so-called "Spanish flu" killed an estimated 20-40 million people worldwide and, since then, the highly changeable flu virus has resurfaced in a variety of particularly virulent forms.
US scientists led by a Pentagon pathologist recently began to genetically reconstruct this specifically dangerous 1918 influenza strain. In one experiment a partially reconstructed 1918 virus killed mice, while virus constructs with genes from a contemporary flu virus had hardly any effect.
Did you know that the "Spanish" Flu killed more people than World War 1? Why would anyone, especially the Pentagon, go out of their way to re-create and fiddle with it in these rough times? Are they planning on using it for something....? If it leaks out (intentionally or accidentally) and there is another 1918 in a few years, remember the dumbasses that dug it up to play with it. This also might tie in with a lot of the world's top microbiologists dropping like flies and the recent "bird flu" hysteria.
"The 1918 Spanish Flu was highly infectious and - in comparison to contemporary flu viruses - killed a very high percentage of those infected, including many younger people. The Spanish Flu alone caused the medium life expectancy in the US in 1918 to drop by 10 years."
Almost exactly 80 years ago today, a vicious strain of influenza--which would go on to kill millions as it roared around the world--quietly emerged at Fort Riley's Camp Funston.
Between 1918 and 1919, the misnamed "Spanish Flu" exploded out of a US Army base, and spread by deploying US troops, raced around the world killing over 50 million people. Those who survived had a natural immunity to the virus, demonstrated by the fact that the flu eventually ceased to kill people. Quiz: Why are scientists studying a flu virus to which humans are already immune?
The great Influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people in one year than did the Black Death in the entire four years of its longest outbreak. Between 20 and 40 million people around the entire planet succumbed to what was known as the "Spanish Flu."
The 1918 'Spanish Flu' started in American military Camp Funston, Fort Riley, USA amongst troops making ready for W.W.I - taking on board vaccinations, recruit training and all. It eventually killed about 40,000,000 people worldwide. That flu strain only appeared briefly once again, according to the US Atlanta CDC. This was in 1976 and again it struck at the US army camp Fort Dix, USA, amongst recently vaccinated troops (and no one else EVER); Fort Dix is known to have been a vaccine trial centre. Was the world's greatest 'influenza' scourge another well-hidden vaccine disaster?