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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say. The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak.



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Everyone get ready for another hoax.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-06-30 10:14 AM | Reply

Everyone get ready for another hoax.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood

I wish we had someone to deal with hoaxes except Trump.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-06-30 10:19 AM | Reply

When companies are developing the yearly flu vaccine, they always survey what's happening on the pig farms in China because that is where many of the influenza strains originate. By visiting the farms, the firms can get a head start on which strain might be around during the coming winter.

Now it looks like we may have advance warning of a influenza strain that might be with us this coming flu season.

I am getting this sinking feeling that the 2020 holiday season may not be a happy one.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 10:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

At least we already have an influenza vaccine platform that's adaptable and doesn't require extensive testing and approval.

Just like 2009 H1N1 a vaccine could be rolled out within 6-8 months.

If this emerges this fall, though, it will officially make 2020 the --------- year in history.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2020-06-30 11:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I wonder if this is what caused that 1,800 point drop in the Dow on June 11.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2020-06-30 11:35 AM | Reply

I'm wondering if this has made it to Trump's PDB yet.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-06-30 07:11 PM | Reply

yippie yi yay ! This fall/winter is fixing to be a snot show of epic proportions. I'm glad my parents have already passed. Maybe we can throw WWIII in for the win. Can only cross my fingers.

#7 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-06-30 08:46 PM | Reply

Block Chinese travel to the U.S. immediately...
China, already in a Cold War w the U.S. in the South
China Sea, and over Hong Kong, Taiwan and pretty much
anything in the region, will leap at the chance to
send that strain here...

#8 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-07-01 08:57 AM | Reply

"It's another Democratic Hoax!"
-Donald Trump

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-07-01 04:28 PM | Reply

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