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Scientists discover more than
30 viruses frozen in ice,
most never seen before

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Posted By: cThree, 7/22/2021 9:20:26 AM

A group of scientists discovered ancient viruses frozen in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China, and most of them are unlike anything ever seen before. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Microbiome, came from ice cores taken in 2015 that scientists said began to freeze at least 14,400 years ago. (Snip) When researchers analyzed the ice, they found genetic codes for 33 viruses. Of the 33, genetic codes for four of them showed they are part of virus families that typically infect bacteria. Up to 28 were novel, meaning they had never before been identified.


Here's a novel idea: ship them all to the Wuhan lab for study.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: singermom9 7/22/2021 9:26:29 AM (No. 853348)
You beat me to it but I was going to say, Don't give them to China.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 7/22/2021 9:31:42 AM (No. 853353)
30 mostly extinct viruses from (China,...Again). Some are over 14,000 years old. I see an endless parade of "Jurrasic Park" type infections that will keep us in masks for the next 100 years.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Debrawr 7/22/2021 9:40:39 AM (No. 853362)
Odd that the samples were in an ice cube tray. Here comes the next pandemic...just in time for the 2022 elections.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: qr4j 7/22/2021 9:41:35 AM (No. 853365)
Leave the damned viruses alone. Stop playing with fire. You will end up burning yourself and others. You will end up burning down not just your house, but the entire neighborhood. Stop playing with fire!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: padiva 7/22/2021 9:42:46 AM (No. 853368)
I'm ready. My novel mask is invisible.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Come And Take It 7/22/2021 9:45:28 AM (No. 853374)
Quick! We need a new mRNA jab for each! Line up and drink your poison, peasants.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: red1066 7/22/2021 10:06:46 AM (No. 853400)
Gee, I didn't think Fauci was that old.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jethro bo 7/22/2021 10:09:05 AM (No. 853404)
And in other news, Chinese virus research lab in Wuhan is studying newly discovered, never seen viruses with NIH funding.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/22/2021 10:11:47 AM (No. 853406)
There was an episode on the X-Files regarding this topic. Here's a tip: Don't thaw them out.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clinger 7/22/2021 10:17:51 AM (No. 853415)
Sadly at this juncture in history I would trust neither China nor the US to be responsible custodian.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/22/2021 10:32:39 AM (No. 853439)
You usually can find what you are looking for. Whether or not it is really there, is in the eye of the beholder.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/22/2021 10:33:09 AM (No. 853442)
Were they in frozen bats ?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: OldDog 7/22/2021 10:40:40 AM (No. 853454)
28 novel viruses?!!!?? WOW, LET'S WAKE THEM UP... cause science has done so well with viruses of late.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Nimby 7/22/2021 10:54:14 AM (No. 853474)
Tibetan plateau in China? Get your facts straight- China occupied Tibet and massacred Tibetans
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Reply 15 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 7/22/2021 11:02:32 AM (No. 853482)
We are at war with China, we just don’t know it. Our globalist republicans are too happy to help And the conflict will be viral germ and chemical, not nuclear.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: RuckusTom 7/22/2021 11:04:49 AM (No. 853486)
Ever see the movie "The Thing"? That was based on a virus that could jump from victim to victim.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LadyHen 7/22/2021 11:08:54 AM (No. 853498)
It's like none of these eggheads have ever read a science fiction story. Finding and "studying" as yet unknown viruses in 14000 year old ice never ends well. A little Bradbury or Crichton would really enlighten these sheltered folks.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: marbles 7/22/2021 11:27:23 AM (No. 853513)
# 16 The original " The Thing " turned out to be a homicidal vegetable that looked like a human being........they cooked it with electricity.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rama41 7/22/2021 11:39:24 AM (No. 853529)
#s 16,18. First of the great science fiction movies. Starring James Arness.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 7/22/2021 12:08:30 PM (No. 853580)
I'm sure that they will be all reactivated and then modified to see if they can be made to infect humans. All "for science", of course.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: hershey 7/22/2021 1:06:46 PM (No. 853657)
Probably what killed off the dinosaurs..
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bur Oak 7/22/2021 1:30:50 PM (No. 853678)
We have to fight global warming. You mean it was warmer 14,400 years ago?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: moebellini3 7/22/2021 1:54:54 PM (No. 853696)
Yea, from there they go to the Wuhan lab. The Chinese discovered those frozen viruses long ago...
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Reply 24 - Posted by: pensom2 7/22/2021 1:58:44 PM (No. 853699)
Call Dr. Fauci. He'll secure American funding for your research, in return for patent rights.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Maryland_Patriot 7/22/2021 2:35:25 PM (No. 853730)
FTA "they are part of virus families that typically infect bacteria." Meaning, they aren't really viruses. They are bacteriophages. Similar looking, but completely distinct purposes.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/22/2021 5:45:04 PM (No. 853909)
What could possibly go wrong?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: mifla 7/23/2021 5:25:17 AM (No. 854213)
Let me guess. Some fool wants to thaw them out.
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