Dr. Fauci Says New Pandemic On Horizon
Dr. Anthony Fauci is coming out of his short hibernation from intense media attention to warn people of a new pandemic threat. As one might imagine, his warning is going over like a hot lead balloon for many people who feel worn out by coronavirus theatrics.
Fauci says a new strain of swine flu has the potential to emerge as our next pandemic.
Fauci made his statements before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Tuesday.
While this latest swine flu, found currently in pigs, isn’t infecting humans as of yet, Fauci believes it is showing “reassortment capabilities.” That’s fancy working for ‘it might begin infecting humans.’
“And they’re seeing a virus in swine … now that have characteristics of the 2009 H1N1, of the original 1918 [influenza] – which many of our flu viruses have remnants of that in it – as well as segments from other hosts like swine,” he explained.
“When they all mix up together and contain some of the elements that might make it susceptible to being transmitted to humans, you always have the possibility that you might have another swine flu-type outbreak as we had in 2009,” he said.
“It’s something that’s still in the stage of examination, it’s not so-called an immediate threat where you’re seeing infections, but it’s something we need to keep our eye on just the way we did in 2009 with the emergence of the swine flu,” he concluded.
The news is a constant downpour of somber, fear-mongering news stories. People are becoming numb to the headlines.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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