[FoRK] avian flu/home grown/PastFutureTense

Tracie K Meyer con10gent_sentience
Thu Oct 13 19:53:47 PDT 2005


On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 19:34:04 -0400, "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw at lig.net>
said:
> "People born after 1918 have little or no immunity."  How would they 
> know that?

[...]"born after"[...]
AFTER
Adverb:
1.Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
   "two hours after that"
2.Behind or in the rear
   "and Jill came tumbling after"

"How would they know that?"
they weren't dead; they were just born after the pandemic killed forty
million. immunity is not 'inherited', you bloody idiot.


"Does that make sense?"

no; but i just did just like new scientist did and the rest of the
articles i send in did.

> 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?

"with least"
...with THE least...[expository style, please]

"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?"

irrelvant to illogical expository style. however, forget the 'most
likely(s'). those with the "least immunity" (ahem) millions and millions
and millions ........................................died, that was not
the issue. the issue was READ THE ARTICLE. 

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

"susceptable" spelling
susceptible
Adjective
1.(often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of
  "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
2.Easily impressed emotionally


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

only if they had survived H5N1 somehow, and only for that one lifetime,
and only if they never contracted it again, and only if they did
contract it again it it were via the same vector(s) route, and only if
the surface proteins had not rearranged, and only if the gene sequencing
had not rearranged, and only if THEY SURVIVED THAT. oh ja, you qualified
with [...]"more likely to survive" well fuck it; i answered it.

next time, best pick on someone your own IQ

> 
> sdw
> 
> Tracie K Meyer wrote:
> 
> >Experts fear escape of 1918 flu from lab
> >
> >New Scientist | October 21 2004
> >
> >...
> >
> >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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