The latest worldwide Armageddon scare is man-made: Scientists at the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands have created a mutation of the Bird Flu virus (H5N1) that could literally wipe out half of Earth’s population.
Bird flu kills more than 50% of all people it infects. The reason it hasn’t caused mass annihilation thus far is because it is not transmissable from human to human.
But this new strain is.
Sometimes we do something just to prove that it can be done.
Sometimes we do something for the greater good. These scientists claim that their research can assist in manufacturing a vaccine. Can it? Probably.
Two things are scary here:
- The fear of bioterrorism
- The fear of forced population control
I have no doubt these scientists are brilliant, but is it really in the globe’s best interest to design this thing?
What do you think?