H1n1 is a controversial subject not only because it created a true hysteria, but also because the governments of different countries were unable to react to the swine flu. Moreover, the vaccine created for this virus was proven not only ineffective, but it also had numerous secondary effects. The pandemic hysteria created around the subject was also fed by social networks, a new method of communication that was proven efficient but also deceiving at the same time.
The beginnings of the h1n1
The swine flu is believed to be a modified strain of the Spanish flu virus that ravaged Europe at the beginning of the century. The Theory of Conspiracy in this case is that the USA government is looking for a new pandemic virus that could be used as a biological weapon. In 1997, a group of researchers went to Alaska to dig old graves of people died during the Spanish Flu, and with the consent of the locals, a victim of that virus was brought to surface. The result was the flue h1n1, a synthetic virus created from swine flu, but also with components from aviary flu. However, this virus is considered more powerful, as it is the first virus that also contains human strains.
How was it possible to create the h1n1 in the laboratory?
Based on the H5N1 virus that created the Spanish flu, combined with a common H3N2 virus, and a minor gene called Eurasia H5N1, which is the strain for the aviary flu. This is how the swine flu was born. This is not the actual problem, as it is known, or at least assumed that the government has many viruses of this kind developed. The question is how such a powerful virus with a strong pandemic component was able to escape the laboratories.
The ravages of H5N1
The most important pandemic predecessor of the H1N1 flu was the H5N1 virus that ravaged Asia in 2006. This virus contains genetic mutations of the 1918 virus. It is worrying how viruses of this kind can escape all over the world because of a simple mistake made by an obscure laboratory. In 2005, Meridian Bioscience, a minor company that was under a contract with the American College of Pathologists distributed H2N2, the Japanese strain of h1n1 as a simple kit to test the flu. It is true that the authorities realized the mistake fast, obliging all the laboratories to destroy the samples. Many people believed that some of those laboratories neglected those specifications, and based on the sample, they managed to develop the swine flu. It is only a rumor, but the fact that one man or a group of scientists can kill millions of people because a simple mistake is the true worrying fact about this virus.
What about the security measurements taken by the researchers of the pandemic diseases?
As long as it is true that h1n1 escaped from a laboratory, it is clearly that the security measurements taken by those laboratories are not so great. In fact, it is known that the laboratories that studied the swine flu used the BSL-3 security measurements, while BSL-4 is imposed in the majority of new laboratories. This is because the virus was not considered so powerful, or because the researchers thought that is was not possible for this pandemic disease. Or maybe it was not an accident…
The conspiracy theory of h1n1
As long as the authorities are not able to speak openly about the swine flu, people have the right to make all kinds of suppositions about this virus and any other pandemic disease. Some officials sustain that the h1n1 is in fact a virus created by nature, but nobody believes that now. You don’t even need to believe the Conspiracy Theory, as the lack of reaction and the confusion created by the swine flu clearly stated that the governments of different countries were aware about the virus, but they were not able to understand what happened. Blogs and different forums sustain that this pandemic disease was only an experiment to test the behavior of h1n1. Whether it is called the swine flu or any other way, the authorities still need to explain the people what this virus is about. Many believe that the h1n1 experiment was actually successful for the people that initiated it. The swine flu was proven as a powerful and effective biological weapon, and that soon, a virus will be used as a pandemic method to reduce the population of the world.