Bird flu data should be kept under wraps, could be used "for harmful purposes," science panel says

Bird flu data should be kept under wraps, science panel says
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 6:40 PM EST, Tue January 31, 2012

Amid rising concerns about avian flu, a government worker sprays disinfectant at a market in Medan, Indonesia, on January 20.
Amid rising concerns about avian flu, a government worker sprays disinfectant at a market in Medan, Indonesia, on January 20.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Details of bird flu studies could be used "for harmful purposes," a panel says
  • The recommendation is "unprecedented" but responsible, the members say
  • Researchers say censoring their papers won't make anyone safer

(CNN)-- Details of a genetically altered strain of the deadly avian flu virus are "a grave concern" to public safety and should be kept under wraps, a federal advisory board declared Tuesday.

In a letter released by the journals Science and Nature, the 23-member National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity said the data behind a new strain of the virus can be used to help prepare for a possible future outbreak. But the board recommended the researchers' findings be published without "methods or details" that could be used by terrorists to produce a biological weapon.

"This is an unprecedented recommendation for work in the life sciences, and our analysis was conducted with careful consideration both of the potential benefits of publication and of the potential harm that could occur from such a precedent," the panel wrote. "Our concern is that publishing these experiments in detail would provide information to some person, organization or government that would help them to develop similar mammal-adapted influenza A/H5N1 viruses for harmful purposes."

The letter restates concerns first raised in December, after reports that scientists in Wisconsin and the Netherlands each created a strain of the influenza virus that is both highly lethal and easily transmitted between ferrets -- the animals that most closely mimic the human response to the flu.

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  This is the same advisory board allowing BP to destroy the Gulf of Mexico and says the Fukushima radiation, though depositing 4 times the background radiation every four months in california, is no reason for alarm, though twice the background radiation has repeatedly caused extra cancers. most of our government, in particular the psychotics in the White House, is a total shuck and deserves prison or the long swim.

  SAR"S was a bird virus and an influenza weapon used to warn the Chinese. All figures on this issue should be as open as the evidence the U.S. government has gone psycho over their vices and debaucheries.

Well, I for one happen to be fluent in Orwellian, so i know what these fukkers are really saying....bend over peons...

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