Monday, April 27, 2009

Is "Swine flu" a natural or lab created viral mutation?

Swine flu fever has struck all forms of media seemingly overnight at a rate faster than the far deadlier bird flu.

Could it be due to the outbreak epicenter's proximity to the United States or is there something more sinister at play?

Are we looking at a natural mutation(H1N1) made up of a three headed combination of swine, bird(H5N1) and human based flu variants?

Is this scientifically possible without expert manipulation by biologists?

Where is all the expert scientific testimony to the possibility of the mutation of a virus that has 3 different strains from humans, birds and pigs?

So far this is an overwhelming majority of sensationalism and fear mongering by the media as opposed to interviews with experts who can provide more details as to the plausibility of such a virus without artificial lab based manipulation of three different virus strains.

What could raise suspicion to the veracity of the "natural" origin of Swine flu is the recollection of the original 1976 outbreak having "coincidentally" taken place a a US military base.

" The episode began in February 1976, when an Army recruit at Ft. Dix, N.J., fell ill and died from a swine flu virus thought to be similar to the 1918 strain. Several other soldiers at the base also became ill. Shortly thereafter, Wenzel and his colleagues reported two cases of the flu strain in Virginia.

"That raised the concern that the original cluster at Ft. Dix had spread beyond New Jersey," said Wenzel, former president of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. "


As the morning female CNN anchor smirks in announcing that this is the first Health crisis for newly elected President Obama, one cannot help but wonder why hasn't a major media outlet like CNN even mentioned the original 1976 epicenter of Swine flu?

They've had more than 48 hrs to follow up on this issue and so far Major television media remains silent about this. Is this due to a lack of available reports on the weekend?

( Updated, at 8:33 EST CNN finally mentions Fort Dix outbreak of 1976 in a 5 second sound byte. Don't you think that a more fleshed out news piece on the 1976 Fort Dix outbreak would be of interest?)

This is suspicious to say the least.

More angles on this developing story as time permits.

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