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(Daily Yomiuri)   From the "Who the Fark asked for *this*???" office: Scientists develop "Ebola Light" virus   ( divider line
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2002-04-15 05:44:33 PM  
2002-04-15 05:44:34 PM  
Amazing, feels like real ebola!
2002-04-15 05:45:11 PM  
WOW! whats next? Mini AIDS?
2002-04-15 05:45:19 PM  
Yee friggin' haw?
2002-04-15 05:45:29 PM  
30% less pore bleeding! heh
2002-04-15 05:45:54 PM  
What's scary is that the poster of this article obviously has no clue. It is non-poisonous and "could lead to the development of treatment and prevention methods for the Ebola virus." Christ.
2002-04-15 05:45:59 PM  
2002-04-15 05:46:41 PM  
Tastes great, less killing.
2002-04-15 05:48:24 PM  
I can't believe it's not Ebola!
2002-04-15 05:48:45 PM  
... asked for by scientists looking for a CURE for Ebola....
2002-04-15 05:48:59 PM  
Eh, OBB beat me to the obvious, uh, yeah i guess thats it then
2002-04-15 05:49:18 PM  
hey Einsteins, "[*disease] Light", and "Mini [*disease]" are also know as vaccines.
2002-04-15 05:51:28 PM  
I guess that covers it - get Ebola Light on purpose, don't die from Ebola. Sounds good to me. Sort of like getting cow-pox to avoid small-pox.
2002-04-15 05:52:40 PM  
Why is this scary? This could lead to a vaccine for Ebola and make it safer to do research on the virus without putting labworker at risk.
2002-04-15 05:53:12 PM  
Idiots are funny
2002-04-15 05:53:23 PM  
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2002-04-15 05:54:25 PM  
retards the lot of ya
2002-04-15 05:56:36 PM  
Everyone's a farking moron. This is how they make *vaccines*, you dumb shiats. It's a good thing, not a bad thing.
2002-04-15 05:57:06 PM  
Talk about your playing with fire.
2002-04-15 05:57:42 PM  
So.. how long until President Bush bans this? ;-)
2002-04-15 05:58:26 PM  
Wow, refresh and add like 12 farkers need a life
2002-04-15 05:59:23 PM  
I hope they come up with a pseudo-cure too
2002-04-15 06:01:02 PM  
Hey, fellows who are calling us morons: ever sit back and wonder if we who are making jokes actually understand this fact after reading the article, yet still decide to make funny statements like mine (see above)? Huh? If so, shut the hell up. If not, do so, then shut the hell up.
2002-04-15 06:01:33 PM  
it's ok as long as they don't clone it.
2002-04-15 06:01:41 PM  
Make sense much lately? No...
2002-04-15 06:02:07 PM  
I wonder if the "Bush bans it" thing should be a cliche like "France surrenders".
2002-04-15 06:02:27 PM  
Lemme rephrase: we can read the article, we know vaccines are good. We choose to be funny anyway.
2002-04-15 06:03:13 PM  
Yes, sure, they use it for making vaccines, until somebody gets infected with the "harmless" version and passes it on... and it continues to develop "in the wild" and finally mutates into something deadly AGAIN.

Seriously, I dunno. Just how do you make a virus without genes? If anything, this is a protien shell, which is NOT a virus. They've done the same thing for HIV, but made no inroads to curing that disease, because the virus mutates and the shell is rather irrelevant - it will quickly change to elude the immune systems of its victims.
2002-04-15 06:03:32 PM  
Viruses also compete for attachment sites. It is possible to competetively inhibit further infection by interfering with attachment. "Battle Royale"
2002-04-15 06:03:58 PM  

ya know Ebola is a divine plan to kill pagan Africans, why should we cure it? (wait, I know that answer, let me rephrase that), why should we price the vaccine so where they can buy it?

Same goes for AIDS. Divine plan. Ya'll!

Damn, I feel like a Christian Scientist now.
2002-04-15 06:05:00 PM  

Try rephrasing again: "We choose to TRY to be funny". Obviously I failed at that.
2002-04-15 06:08:17 PM  
I dunno about this ebola-lite thing. I mean, making vaccines is all fun and games, until someone gets a loses an eye and catches a brutal hemmoragic fever.
2002-04-15 06:08:55 PM  
Nothing scares me more than what goes on in those P4 facilities, rumours abound that Gov' scientists have made super-lethal viruses like airborne Ebola so they can use them to find cures to use in case that characteristic suddenly evolved in nature.

If the terrorists went after a P4 facility, no-one would win.
2002-04-15 06:09:25 PM  
RobbieFal I don't think Turkish would appreciate you displaying his work without did fit the cause though...
2002-04-15 06:11:06 PM  
All of the hemoraging, half the calories!
2002-04-15 06:11:16 PM  
"Who the Fark asked for *this*?" office: sponsored by the "Accident Waiting to Happen" office.
2002-04-15 06:11:29 PM  
it's not like I can edit my posts or anything, I-TLC. :)
2002-04-15 06:15:47 PM  
You people are retarded. How do you think flu vaccines work? They use dead virus cells so your body's immune system can identify and destroy them. So, if you actually do catch the real Flu, your body can react much faster and not succumb to it and get sick.

Same thing here.
2002-04-15 06:16:32 PM  
Ebola backwards is Alobe. Thems a funny werd
2002-04-15 06:16:54 PM  
No Kidding HaelaN ever hear of a joke?
2002-04-15 06:17:50 PM  
Before you talk that much about Flu Vaccines working..

read this

interesting, eh?
2002-04-15 06:20:40 PM  
Tisk-tisk, RobbieFal, you can attribute somebody else's work when you use it. (*slap-on-wrist*)
Your "I can't believe it's not Ebola" joke is, however, right on the money. That's precisely they way the body reacts.
2002-04-15 06:25:27 PM  
04-15-02 05:48:24 PM RobbieFal
I can't believe it's not Ebola!
2002-04-15 06:25:47 PM  
The diet coke of ebola. just one calorie, not deadly enough...
2002-04-15 06:28:23 PM  

I'm sure the US government engineered the Bubonic Plague, went back in time, and released it into Europe, right? Gimme a break. Dr. Howoshiathead or whatever his name is trying to claim his fame by walking the unbeaten path. Stupid, plain and simple.
2002-04-15 06:43:29 PM  
Like stating the obvious eh Haelan? farking dumbass.
2002-04-15 06:45:19 PM  
All your psuedo-ebola virus are belong to us.
2002-04-15 06:49:35 PM  
Ebola lite! for great justice!
2002-04-15 06:49:58 PM  
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Lousy quality, no skill, idea been done a hundred times before. My excuse: still trying to learn GIMP.
2002-04-15 06:51:45 PM  
Ummie - Tasty Ebola Diet! All the death, half the calories!
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