Friday, April 11, 2003
Russian scientist claims SARS may have been created as a bioweapon.
According to him, the virus of atypical pneumonia is a synthesis of two viruses (of measles and infectious parotiditis or mumps), the natural compound of which is impossible. This can be done only in a laboratory, the academician is convinced. He also said that in creating bacteriological weapons a protective anti-viral vaccine is, as a rule, worked out at the same time. Therefore, the scientist believes, a medicine for atypical pneumonia may soon appear. He does not exclude that the spread of the virus could have begun accidentally, as a result of "an unsanctioned leakage" from a laboratory.
I don't know whether there's any accuracy to this or not, but I always did find it interesting that the rise of SARS more or less coincided with the declaration of war. My first post about it came the day before W delivered his ultimatum, in fact. I suspect the timing is actually coincidental, but I have found it interesting all along...