Ok, This article is very interresting and enlightening.
It tells of how a company has been able to accurately forcast influenza outbreaks and pandemics, and the strain that will be involved, a year prior to that event occuring.
This is a truely marvelous development and must be one that would see vast amounts of money stream out of many areas that this new tool could be useful for.
Normally Id leave any further comment right here, but, I do find it quite convenient that this news should surface on the back of the H3N2v outbreak that was associated with the county fairs in the US this last year.
Now regular readers will be amply aware of my very strong assertions regarding the case of Patient Zero and how this patient came to be Patient Zero, under very suspicous circumstances.
And I have said it outright this I bevieve that Patient Zero was "GIVEN" that first case of H3N2v as no reservour has ever been identified and it should have been as it emerged within a hospital.
No we have all seen TV shows where some very passionate researcher has thought it acceptable to give his new and game changing discovery a little push along to ramp up interest in his work, its a pretty common theme.
Well, I think Ive said enough to allow readers to continue on with this line of thought and to draw their own conclusions.
I am not prepared to make further comment as to do so could bring me too close to exposing myself to legal proceedings, while all Im doing really is dabbling in conspiracy theories for the entertainment of us all, as Im sure everyone knows and clearly understands.
Everybody who reads this thread already knows how much I enjoy projecting fantasies that I make up from factual information that I find and bring to this post.2012 'State Fair' Swine Flu H3N2 Outbreak in U.S. Was Correctly Predicted by Increase in Genomic Replikin®Count Two Years Earlier
Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioradar UK Ltd today concluded that an increase in the genomic Replikin®Counts of H3N2 virus (Swine Flu) in the U.S. from 2008 to 2011 correctly predicted the 'State Fair' H3N2 swine flu outbreaks of this past summer in pigs and children (see photo). The same method measuring genomic H1N1 in Mexico also predicted the 2009 Pandemic a year before its emergence, and with H5N1 in Cambodia, two years before the recent outbreaks (1-5).
(Photo: [link to photos.prnewswire.com] )
In the recent 'State Fair' summer 2012 outbreaks, the contacts between pigs and children was well documented as was the emergence of viral disease. In the present study, 7,804 replikins infectivity gene sequences and 7,112 replikins lethality gene sequences were analyzed, all that were present in Pubmed bank listings from 1968 to 2011. The evolution of H3N2 virus infectivity gene Replikin®Counts in the USA, were relatively constant at a low level of rapid replication, that is with Counts below 4.0 Replikins (per 100 genomic amino acids).
[link to www.ibtimes.com