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(Daily Mail)   Ancient virus that has lain frozen in Siberian permafrost for 48,500 YEARS is revived. What could possibly go wrong?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2022-11-24 6:04:26 PM  
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2022-11-24 6:04:12 PM  
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aleister_greynight: Nintenfreak: probably nothing, most viruses don't infect humans

And being 50,000 years old, it is not adapted/mutated to infect modern life forms.



I'd keep the sled dogs at a safe distance, just to be sure.
 
2022-11-25 3:22:15 AM  
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2022-11-24 8:22:33 PM  
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2022-11-25 3:17:27 AM  
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Ghastly: aleister_greynight: Nintenfreak: probably nothing, most viruses don't infect humans

And being 50,000 years old, it is not adapted/mutated to infect modern life forms.

Fifty kya isn't all that long a period of time. I'd be careful with it none the less. We're going to start finding out just how many of these cryo-viruses are able to infect modern humans pretty soon once the permafrost melts. The ones I'm worried about are the smallpox viruses from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nice thing if it does make a comeback we should be able to whip up a vaccine pretty quickly and that's when the rubber will hit the road with the anti-vax idiots.


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Just let it happen.
 
2022-11-24 11:34:29 PM  
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Pandoravirus? They may be opening a box they can't close after this.
 
2022-11-24 5:50:29 PM  
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Nintenfreak: probably nothing, most viruses don't infect humans


And being 50,000 years old, it is not adapted/mutated to infect modern life forms.
 
2022-11-25 3:46:59 AM  
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