Swine Flu May Be Human Error, Scientist Says; WHO Probes Claim

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By Jason Gale and Simeon Bennett
Bloomberg.com

May 12 Bloomberg — The World Health Organization is investigating an Australian researcher’s claim that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error.

Adrian Gibbs, 75, who collaborated on research that led to the development of Roche Holding AG’s Tamiflu drug, said in an interview today that he intends to publish a report suggesting the new strain may have accidentally evolved in eggs scientists use to grow viruses and drugmakers use to make vaccines. Gibbs said that he came to his conclusion as part of an effort to trace the virus’s origins by analyzing its genetic blueprint.

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via Swine Flu May Be Human Error, Scientist Says; WHO Probes Claim – Bloomberg.com.

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One thought on “Swine Flu May Be Human Error, Scientist Says; WHO Probes Claim

  1. Wait…

    So Roche creates ‘Swine Flu’ by ‘mistake’, and we all go buy Tamiflu– and this is an error? More like a big-pharma windfall…

    Amerigoon-style capitalism in schweitzerdeutsch. (Sound’s like a scheme Monsanto coulda cooked up).

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