[FoRK] avian flu/home grown/PastFutureTense

Stephen D. Williams sdw
Thu Oct 13 16:34:22 PDT 2005


"People born after 1918 have little or no immunity."  How would they 
know that?  Does that make sense?
Wouldn't it be most likely that people (and their children) with least 
immunity would have been the ones mostly likely to be among the 40M victims?

If a disease kills most of those susceptable, the children from that 
point on have to be more likely to survive, right?

sdw

Tracie K Meyer wrote:

>Experts fear escape of 1918 flu from lab
>
>New Scientist | October 21 2004
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>...
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>The latest work was done by Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of
>Wisconsin at Madison. His team showed that adding the 1918 gene for the
>surface protein haemagglutinin to modern viruses made them far deadlier
>to mice. The researchers also found that people born after 1918 have
>little or no immunity.
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>...
> 
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