H5N1 Bird Flu Effects Downplayed as WHO Calls for Weaponized Strain to Go Public
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A new study was released that shows the United Nation’s prediction that the H5N1 bird flu kills nearly 60% of infected people may be overblown and this type of flu may only have a 1% death rate.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) counted 586 cases of H5N1 bird flu, and 346 people died. But WHO may have failed to consider millions of people who contracted the H5N1 flu with only mild symptoms.
The news comes just as debates continue over the controversial release of weaponized H5N1 bird flu blueprints that would potentially spawn a bioterrorism pandemic.
The study was released just as the United Nations WHO announced its support of publishing papers on controversial experiments of more contagious laboratory created forms of H5N1.
Laboratory Mutant H5N1 Controversy
Scientists created a mutant experimental H5N1 strain that underwent 5 genetic alterations and was created to be airborne and highly contagious in humans. Critics have said that it’s a bad idea for scientists to turn a lethal virus into a deadly and highly contagious virus, and then to publish how they did it so others can copy the process.