Man-made superflu – not really a good idea. Part 2…

A little while ago I wrote about the stupidity of manipulating the H5N1 bird flu virus to make person-to-person transmission easy. The following, from the BBC News website confirms just how right I was to feel that way:- Continue reading


Man-made superflu – not really a good idea…

If you were a scientist, surely the last thing you’d think of doing would be pissing about with the H5N1 avian flu virus, to make it more contagious to humans. After all, that would be pointless and dangerous, would it not?

So why did a reckless bugger called Ron Fouchier, at the Erasmus Medical Centre, in Rotterdam, think for one moment that this was a good idea?

Before Fouchier had his Continue reading