Waking the Sleeping Killer: B-Movie Horror, the Plague, and Two Flus

"[Y]our scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should." – Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

Scott Paulsen cracks me up. 🙂

"Fellas! Come in here! Look what I just made!"

"This week, government scientists awakened a sleeping killer, when they were successful in genetically recreating an influenza virus last seen in 1918. Using preserved lung tissue samples from two soldiers and a frozen Alaskan woman, each of whom succumbed to horrible, painful suffering deaths, the team of scientists brought one of the worst killers in the history of the world back to life from a dormant state."

"Gee. What could possibly go wrong? "

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