SARS Sleuth on Swine ‘flu

5 05 2009

ScienceInsider has an interview from the virologist who was primarily responsible for studying, tracing and effectively shutting down SARS in its recent attack in Hong Kong & China. Now Yi Guan has choice things to say to WHO about how they are handling the current swine ‘flu outbreak.

He says that if the animal virus (H5N1, that is already a panzootic [animal pandemic]) and human virus (H1N1, that we’re controlling in SARS & now swine ‘flu) combine, the result would be armageddon and “If that happens, I will retire immediately and lock myself in the P3 lab. H5N1 kills half the people it infects. Even if you inject yourself with a vaccine, it may be too late. Maybe in just a couple hours it takes your life.”


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