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Devils Advocate NZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:35 PM
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A quick trip in the wayback machine...
Way back in early February this year, there was a post here on DU that went like this:

Australian scientist warns superflu pandemic 1,000 times worse than SARS

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian scientist involved in the World Health Organisation fight against SARS in China said Friday a new pandemic resulting from bird flu combining with a human flu could be a thousand times worse than SARS.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
On that thread I argued about what a load of bollocks this article was and how Bird Flu was being blown out of all proportion. There was one poster on that thread who was particularly memorable:
not true

and you SHOULD be very, very worried and indeed, prepared to bolt to an unpopulated area. I have it on good authority, based upon knowledge that is not yet public, that this flu is already in the US and could be 70-80 percent communicable and 70-80 percent FATAL if it makes that jump.

In such a case, Captain Trips would no longer be fiction, but prophetic.
said one post,
My sources are too damn far up the chain to want their idents known. Sorry.

I can tell you what he/she said. He/she said to me to be watching for news reports trickling out in the next week or so. News will trickle, and you won't know how bad it really is until it's rather late in the day.

He/she also tells me that ALL the things we're doing right now related to bio/chemical terror are really only window dressing; this is "The Big One". Why else would * NOT fund decontamination technology research, as is elsewhere in LBN today?

Answer: because it's an exercise in futility at this point. I really, really hate to become what some would call a 'fearmonger', but dammit, this is too serious to not react swiftly and strongly.
said another. The poster then went on to give tips for how to survive this coming apocalypse. I then posted a promise to remind everyone of the thread when it had all blown over.

So, I have only one thing to say:

I told you so!!!

:)


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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:53 PM
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1. Feels good, doesn't it?
Someone has a steaming plate of crow waiting on them...
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:56 PM
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2. LOL - yeah
I thought Devil's A. was being pretty nice not to bring that up.

"I swear to you all (and hold me to it if you feel the need), if stuff does not go down I'll find a way to post a pic of me eating a plateful of crow"
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Devils Advocate NZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:12 PM
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3. I was waiting and waiting...
I thought, surely there is going to be SOMETHING to all this noise from the media, you know maybe a similar amount of deaths as with SARS (after all that article said "1000 times worse than SARS"!) or an outbreak in the US or SOMETHING.

But nothing. I tell you, I was really disappointed...

I hate being right :)
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