Sunday, 9 January 2011

Swine Flu - Mutation?

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Well, viruses do mutate and the Daily Mail is just as likely as any other newspaper to expose a significant drift. Secretive  Britain does not volunteer such information. It has to be prised out of officials by experienced journalists.

Nobody else is publicly asking why Britain's population is the first and worst affected this year, let alone anyone answering.

There are  battalions of sick pigs in the countryside, some known to have had swine flu recently and pig country hospitals are on black alert with no spare beds.

The pigs are presided over by a gang of sub-standard government veterinarians wth an unrivaled history of gross incompetence. They fake tests and persecute anyone complaining about their criminal activities.

Isn’t that the kind of filthy corrupt backwater, run by scientific second raters, where you would expect a mutation to H1N1 to arise?

Daily Mail article here


Fears over mutating swine flu virus that could render vaccine useless


By Mail On Sunday Reporter


Last updated at 10:47 AM on 9th January 2011


A research team has hurriedly been re-formed to investigate whether the swine flu virus has started to mutate in a way that will render the vaccine ineffective.


Senior Government scientists have already discovered slight genetic mutations in the H1N1 virus.


They are checking whether this is causing some people to be more severely affected, although there is no evidence at this stage to suggest the changes would stop the vaccine working or prevent the anti-viral drug Tamiflu from being effective.
Investigation: Senior Government scientists have already discovered slight genetic mutations in the H1N1 virus


So far, 45 people are known to have died from swine flu since October.


The team, based at Imperial College London, are testing the DNA samples of hundreds of swine flu victims.


Professor Peter Openshaw, director of the Centre for Respiratory Infection at Imperial, said: ‘We have paid particular attention to whether the mutations are affecting how well the vaccine works and whether the slight mutations have led to it becoming more severe.’


The study, known as MOSAIC, was set up in 2009 to monitor the virus during the pandemic, but it was swiftly re-assembled last month with the latest outbreak.


Unprotected: A are checking whether this is causing some people to be more severely affected


Asthma specialist nurse Katy Odeadra, who works in the Chest and Allergy Clinic at St Mary’s Hospital, said: ‘All the talk among doctors and nurses dealing with swine flu cases is of a mutated form of the virus.’


The Health Protection Agency said yesterday: ‘The vaccine still works.’