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How Ebola and Flu viruses could easily travel to America
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We got our hands on fascinating new research about the air we breathe. Scientists have confirmed that viruses are traveling the globe by rising in the troposphere (just below where airplanes fly) and riding the winds for thousands of miles before falling back to the earth via the rain. It's crazy stuff that may soon give weathermen a whole lot more to talk about.
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(02-12-2018, 11:23 AM)ModestProposals Wrote:
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We got our hands on fascinating new research about the air we breathe. Scientists have confirmed that viruses are traveling the globe by rising in the troposphere (just below where airplanes fly) and riding the winds for thousands of miles before falling back to the earth via the rain. It's crazy stuff that may soon give weathermen a whole lot more to talk about.


so all our worry about modern plane transportation spreading disease was wasted??

and now we can just do the convenient age old "blame it on the weather"
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(02-12-2018, 03:16 PM)DaveGillie Wrote:
(02-12-2018, 11:23 AM)ModestProposals Wrote:
Quote:Rooster's Crow
 
We got our hands on fascinating new research about the air we breathe. Scientists have confirmed that viruses are traveling the globe by rising in the troposphere (just below where airplanes fly) and riding the winds for thousands of miles before falling back to the earth via the rain. It's crazy stuff that may soon give weathermen a whole lot more to talk about.


so all our worry about modern plane transportation spreading disease was wasted??

and now we can just do the convenient age old "blame it on the weather"

No Dave.  It means instead of worrying about one vector for transmitting deadly viruses, we now have to worry about two vectors for transmitting deadly viruses.
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#4
There is a lot of ultraviolet light where aeroplanes fly, more than we normally get, and ultraviolet light kills viruses, as do a lot of environmental agents, maybe even the carbonic acid in acid rain. Viruses on their own, away from organic matter, can be very vulnerable.

Have these scientists found that the viruses are actually live or dead?
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/experimenta...1518264004

https://www.wsj.com/articles/experimenta...1518264004
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Quote:late-stage trial on Japanese and American flu patients found that for the people who took the Shionogi 4507 +0.37% & Co. compound, the median time taken to wipe out the virus was 24 hours. That is much quicker than any other flu drug on the market,

requires only a single dose


Shionogi said Japan’s drug regulator is fast-tracking its approval and could approve it for use in Japan as early as March.
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#6
It's already proven that flu viruses are transported by migrating birds.

So not exactly new information.
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