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Boston University researchers claim to
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 10/17/2022 9:06:39 PM

Researchers at Boston University say they have developed a new COVID strain that has an 80% kill rate following a series of similar experiments first thought to have started the global pandemic that began in China. The variant, a combination of Omicron and the original virus in Wuhan, killed 80% of the mice infected with it, the university said. When mice were only exposed to Omicron, they experienced mild symptoms. The research was conducted by a team of scientists from Florida and Boston at the school's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. They extracted the spike protein from Omicron and attached it with the strain first detected at the onset

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Reply 1 - Posted by: thefield 10/17/2022 9:11:10 PM (No. 1307522)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 10/17/2022 9:14:44 PM (No. 1307526)
Are they completely insane? Or just evil. What could possibly go wrong? Did these "scientists" rub their hands together and laugh maniacally when all those mice died?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Namma 10/17/2022 9:18:17 PM (No. 1307528)
So China doesn’t have help. E V I L
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Reply 4 - Posted by: davew 10/17/2022 9:26:14 PM (No. 1307533)
The fact that Fox does not link to the original paper suggests that this is just more disinformation intended to frighten the public. COVID in mice is not transmissible to humans any more than COVID in bats is. The Wuhan lab experiments were designed to take a bat virus and modify to be highly infectious specifically to humans while bypassing the normal zoogenic processes that mutate naturally and degrade in lethality. No intermediate species has ever been found for the Wuhan virus in nature.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/17/2022 9:39:28 PM (No. 1307542)
Yes, why?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: davew 10/17/2022 9:39:38 PM (No. 1307543)
The mice that were used in the lab were from lines that had been genetically modified to express the human ACE2 reception used by the Omicron spike protein. This suggests that the variant would be infectious to humans if they were exposed. The mice lines have also been modified to be more susceptible to SARS-COV-2 than healthy humans so the lethality percentages would be much lower in humans. Until I see the original paper from Boston University, I remain skeptical that these articles are the full intent of the research.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: paral04 10/17/2022 9:42:24 PM (No. 1307545)
Oh, good! Just what we need. Another pandemic. These mad scientists need to be taken out an shot.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Maggie2u 10/17/2022 9:42:29 PM (No. 1307546)
If this is true, I'll bet you $5 that they have already developed a vaccine for themselves. Right?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 10/17/2022 9:49:21 PM (No. 1307551)
I'm sure it's locked up safe and secure and will never get out. These are trained college people after all.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/17/2022 9:49:56 PM (No. 1307552)
Democrats seem relentless in pursuing death and chaos. They must be stopped.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: FormerDem 10/17/2022 9:56:39 PM (No. 1307561)
Who paid them for this silly research? Why don' t they have anything better to do?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/17/2022 10:02:13 PM (No. 1307567)
Why? Is this a threat? If that beast gets loose, you're gonna be the first to die - and it Won't be from Covid!!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 10/17/2022 10:03:32 PM (No. 1307569)
Funded by Fauci’s NIH, I’m sure.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 10/17/2022 10:04:34 PM (No. 1307570)
So I can't have a gun, but a University can make a deadly virus that kills 80% of the people if the get infected. Oh boy, more vaccines. VOTE. VOTE on election day. (not earlier)
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/17/2022 10:06:21 PM (No. 1307571)
The testing was done by putting some corona virus on a piece of cheese in a mouse trap. Darn near 80% died almost immediately
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Reply 16 - Posted by: sterling431 10/17/2022 10:35:24 PM (No. 1307584)
Any lab that does this the of research should have a specially trained military component attached to it with strict & redundant procedures to minimize the potential release of the virus.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: sterling431 10/17/2022 10:37:03 PM (No. 1307586)
I think we owe it to the hundreds of thousands of dead Americans.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 10/17/2022 11:22:03 PM (No. 1307598)
The safety team to ensure the virus doesn't get into the general population is composed of 3 blacks whose lives matter, 3 shrill lesbians, 2 transexuals, and a homeless illegal alien. With that much diversity, it is racist, sexist, and probably treason to question the safety of these experiments
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Reply 19 - Posted by: PChristopher 10/18/2022 12:13:50 AM (No. 1307619)
'Gee....the Chinese asked us to do this so that when it gets out, they won't be blamed for it'. Nothing good can come from this.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/18/2022 12:58:55 AM (No. 1307632)
This is an accident waiting to happen, and then waiting for the mea culpa, then waiting for the huge apology and the pay-out. Tick. Tick. Tick.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: kono 10/18/2022 1:37:00 AM (No. 1307640)
Hands-down winners of the Asshats of the Year award.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rinktum 10/18/2022 1:40:17 AM (No. 1307642)
Unbelievably irresponsible. The scientific community has lost all sense of what responsible research entails. Shut this research down now. Who could possibly believe this is a good idea?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/18/2022 7:39:34 AM (No. 1307750)
Boston University has given us AOC, and now an equally deadly organism. If we gave them a huge government grant, would they close?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 10/18/2022 8:17:11 AM (No. 1307777)
Enough!!!! Congress should immediately pass legislation to end all research (both in this country and funded by this country elsewhere) that can makes dangerous viruses more dangerous to animals or humans. This is exactly how covid started, thanks to Fauci funded research!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Mcscow sailor 10/18/2022 8:40:37 AM (No. 1307802)
Does it work on nyc rats?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Strike3 10/18/2022 12:41:33 PM (No. 1308032)
New York and Chicago rats are immune to kryptonite. The human kind are susceptible to daylight, honesty and existing laws that are currently not enforced.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 10/18/2022 4:52:57 PM (No. 1308202)
Has Bill Gates puchased it yet? He wants us all dead.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: anniebc 10/18/2022 10:55:08 PM (No. 1308389)
Advertising sure is cheap these days. Ya'll don't believe me about dragging some people; it's the only way to stop them.
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