1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

New swine flu in china might infect people and no immunity exists

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Scott Downey, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Scott Downey

    Scott Downey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2019
    Messages:
    1,281
    Likes Received:
    259
    Faith:
    Non Baptist Christian
    Swine flu strain with human pandemic potential increasingly found in pigs in China

    The G4 variant is especially concerning because its core is an avian influenza virus—to which humans have no immunity—with bits of mammalian strains mixed in. “From the data presented, it appears that this is a swine influenza virus that is poised to emerge in humans,” says Edward Holmes, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Sydney who studies pathogens. “Clearly this situation needs to be monitored very closely.”


    If they really want a biowar, possibilities exist. Imagine pandemic on top of pandemic, positively sounds like end of days could occur. Certainly the end of some uncertain numbers of people.
     
  2. JonC

    JonC Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2001
    Messages:
    18,473
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    And the bubonic plague is reported in Colorado.

    Interesting times we live in.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    20,419
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Faith:
    Baptist
    And in China also.

    Do you think that China will release another biological warfare disease soon?
     
  4. JonC

    JonC Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2001
    Messages:
    18,473
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I suspect they have already :(
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    35,394
    Likes Received:
    355
    Faith:
    Baptist
    At least we have a history with effective flu vaccines which are mostly successful in prevention and mitigation of effects.

    By the way, I have never had the flu. Have any of y’all?
     
  6. JonC

    JonC Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2001
    Messages:
    18,473
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I do not think so. I've had colds, but if it was the flu it was a fairly mild case.
     
  7. Benjamin

    Benjamin Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    7,355
    Likes Received:
    784
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Get used to these stories about new diseases coming from China, - as long as the fear is out there they will make great click bait. Hopefully, all the false reports don't lead to a "boy that cried wolf" atmosphere should a real threat arise...
     
  8. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    35,394
    Likes Received:
    355
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Some interesting flu data.

    ‘ “In childhood and adolescence, [flu is] much more common, possibly because we mix more with other people," Riley said in a journal news release. For adults over 30, "the exact frequency of infection will vary depending on background levels of flu and vaccination," he added.

    The study team analyzed blood samples from volunteers in southern China to assess their levels of antibodies against nine different flu strains that circulated there between 1968 and 2009.‘

    Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study
     
Loading...