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Ice Age Viruses Emerging From Thawing Permafrost

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A mysterious giant virus buried for 30,000 years in Siberian permafrost has been resurrected.

The virus only infects single-celled organisms and doesn't closely resemble any known pathogens that harm humans.

Even so, the new discovery raises the possibility that as the climate warms and exploration expands in long-untouched regions of Siberia, humans could release ancient or eradicated viruses. These could include Neanderthal viruses or even smallpox that have lain dormant in the ice for thousands of years.

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Oh goody, another angle on the whole "humans are going get wiped out by our own doing" global warming claptrap.
Scientist dude wrote:"We are inundated by millions of viruses as we move through our everyday life," said Curtis Suttle, a marine virologist at the University of British Columbia in Canada, who was not involved in the study told LiveScience. "Every time we swim in the sea, we swallow about a billion viruses and inhale many thousands every day. It is true that viruses will be archived in permafrost and glacial ice, but the probability that viral pathogens of humans are abundant enough, and would circulate extensively enough to affect human health, stretches scientific rationality to the breaking point."
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Excerpt of scientist dude wrote:
Every time we swim in the sea, we swallow about a billion viruses and inhale many thousands every day.
Then this is my answer as I swam (in the ocean) these past summers.

Recently I was told by Dr's that my immune system needed a jump start.

As I was talking with someone who's opinion I value, he was saying that whenever you get a flu vaccination or any other vaccination that weakens your immune system. Still wondering
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RangerX wrote:Oh goody, another angle on the whole "humans are going get wiped out by our own doing" global warming claptrap.
...and if the viruses don't get us
"I would be much more concerned about the hundreds of millions of people that will be displaced by rising sea levels than the risk of being exposed to pathogens from melting permafrost."
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Flesh Thorn wrote:
"I would be much more concerned about the hundreds of millions of people that will be displaced by rising sea levels than the risk of being exposed to pathogens from melting permafrost."
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Funny timing on this one:

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If you go to the XKCD website and rollover the image, you would see this text:
Bacteria still outweigh us thousands to one--and that's not even counting the several pounds of them in your body.
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