Seriously, no knowledgeable person could believe the US wants to do antiviral research from such a sample, especially given the ongoing coverup of the most effective prevention for the flu: vitamin D, and the efficacy and non-toxicity of the cheapest respiratory antiviral treatment that I know of: inhaled colloidal silver mist.
They probably want to track the evolution of the bioweapon that they developed under an NIH grant. A theory? Well, you decide. See the second link below this article. China is just connecting the dots.
For the record, I take 10,000 IU of vitamin D per day, up to 30,000 when I’m sick, which hardly ever happens since I started the daily dose. And I’m exposed to bird viruses constantly from my chickens. Of course I’m not a doctor. Maybe there should be a diploma associated with that credential.
China Withholds Samples of a Dangerous Flu Virus From U.S.
For over a year, the Chinese government has withheld lab samples of a rapidly evolving influenza virus from the United States — specimens needed to develop vaccines and treatments, according to federal health officials.
Despite persistent requests from government officials and research institutions, China has not provided samples of the dangerous virus, a type of bird flu called H7N9. In the past, such exchanges have been mostly routine under rules established by the World Health Organization.
Now, as the United States and China spar over trade, some scientists worry that the vital exchange of medical supplies and information could slow, hampering preparedness for the next biological threat.
The scenario is “unlike shortages in aluminum and soybeans,” said Dr. Michael Callahan, an infectious disease specialist at Harvard Medical School.
“Jeopardizing U.S. access to foreign pathogens and therapies to counter them undermines our nation’s ability to protect against infections which can spread globally within days.”
Experts concur that the world’s next global pandemic will likely come from a repeat offender: the flu. The H7N9 virus is one candidate….