The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) says that mutations spotted in the H5N1 bird flu virus are “concerning” and may suggest the potential for avian influenza to jump to humans is increasing. The official bird flu narrative has already been crafted as the mainstream media makes sure to keep it in the limelight.
While the “threat” to humans remains low, the increasing transmission of H5N1, including its introduction to the Americas and the spread in animals, has offered unprecedented opportunities for the virus to shift and reassort – a process where different strains of the same pathogen combine into something new.
“The expansion of mammal species identified infected with A(H5N1) viruses, as well as the detection of viruses carrying markers for mammalian adaptation in other genes such as the PB2 that correlated with increased replication and virulence in mammals, is of concern,” the ECDC said this week according to a report by The Telegraph UK. “Although the virus retained a preferential binding for avian-like receptors, several mutations associated to increased zoonotic potential were detected.”
“In most of the mammalian cases where the virus has been sequenced, we have seen a specific mutation in the PB2 gene, which allows the virus to replicate at a different body condition,” Dr. Michelle Wille, an expert in avian viruses at the University of Sydney, previously told the Telegraph. “The mutation is cropping up more because there are more mammalian cases, which is likely [because of] the staggering number of avian cases.”
Last month a woman in China was hospitalized with the H5N1 bird flu, while a young girl died earlier this month and her father was quarantined in Cambodia after contracting the virus. Sequencing of the Cambodia cases found that the virus did have the mutations expected to allow it to infect humans, but that there were no signs that the pathogen has changed to better spread between people.
“The small adaptations we observe have been detected in spillover events into humans in the past, and have not resulted in sustained human-to-human transmission,” said Dr. Erik Karlsson, director of the National Influenza Center of Cambodia and acting head of virology at the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, which sequenced the virus.
If this becomes a real outbreak in humans, we could very well see a real pandemic, meaning people will notice this time. During COVID, the ruling class managed to create enemies out of people who weren’t sick and had no symptoms while normalizing sudden adult deaths and myocarditis. This time, we could actually see something that will “get our attention” as Bill Gates said with a disgusting smirk.