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  • yuekit7

    Speaking of viruses and labs, this is a crazy story I never heard of...

    "The Complete Story of the Discovery and Reconstruction of the 1918 Pandemic Virus"

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic…

    Apparently when the 1918 pandemic happened, science wasn't advanced enough at the time to explain what the virus that killed 50 million (or maybe 100 million) people actually was.

    Almost a century later scientists searched the ruins of a small Inuit village in Alaska that had been wiped out by the pandemic. They found a woman frozen under the ice who was killed back in 1918 and were able to extract the genetic material of the virus from her lungs.

    They then proceeded to reconstruct a live version of the previously extinct virus at a lab in New York City. They injected it into mice, chicken eggs and artificial human lung cells...and possibly it's still sitting in a freezer somewhere? But this is the only reason we know that it was H1N1 that caused the "Spanish Flu."

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