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There have always been AVs, and that pig Andrew Wakefield & Co. spawned a lot more.
Then the snake-oil vendors realised that it's a good market - even more AVs.
Ever since then, I've believed that we'll see many outbreaks of preventable disease, and it'll be kids most affected.
Now C19 ....
I wonder how many people will have to be crippled by polio before governments invest in a return to general vaccination.
If these people aren’t worried about crippling their own children then they’ll not be worried about infecting the rest of us either
Seriously we were done as a species the moment we invented the interwebs. 💀
I think it was the Industrial Revolution that doomed us ..... until now, we've benefited, but now Gaia is calling in Her debt. 😓👿
FFS. Every since this stupid anti vaxx bullshit started up, figured it was only a matter of time until diseases almost almost eradicated in the US started breaking out. Whooping cough has already done so; diphtheria in NSW. Now polio.
Been almost 25 years since Wakefield‘s fake autism study; over twenty since Jenny McCarthy started her yapping. Why the media gave, and gives her coverage is beyond me.
Malo, it’s even more fun than that. The genetic sequences of all sorts of critters are published in the literature and online. The genetic sequence is a blueprint for the organism.
Researchers wanted to see how hard it was to make their own polio — it wasn’t hard. Here’s an article about it: https://www.science.org/content/article/poliovirus-baked-scratch
It’s a good thing there aren’t tabletop machines that can build genetic material from a data file of the genetic sequence you want to make…
First, I have no idea if the Kilobaser would be able to make polio or other biologicals, but it might. The guys that made polio did get some of the genetic material from companies that probably run machines like the Kilobaser - but I do not know. At any rate, it shows what is possible and that is scary when there are so many literally crazy people out there.
I remember reading that it is possible, and not too difficult for those with the science knowledge. Just a matter of time, it'll happen.
It's the "grain of truth/possibility" in the conspiracy nonsense.