I found this article interesting.
H1N1 + H5N1 = Worst-case scenario
Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, urged public health experts not to take their eyes off H5N1 bird flu even as H1N1 swine flu was sweeping the globe
Put that together with this news;
US Drug Stocks Mixed; Inovio Up On Vaccine Study Results - WSJ.com
Drug stocks were mixed overall early Friday, but shares of Inovio Biomedical Corp. (INO) soared on positive clinical data for its new DNA-based flu vaccine.
The NYSE Arca Pharmaceutical Index was up slightly at 302.70 while the NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index was down 2.85 at 867.
Shares of Inovio leaped 25% to $1.50.
Inovio reported that animal studies showed its new DNA-based vaccine was effective in protecting against several strains of influenza, including the strains H1N1 and H5N1, also known respectively as swine and avian flu.
I have formulated a theory about this. H5N1 is extremely deadly, however it seems to not have been able to spread very easily.
H1N1 does spread easily, but is not nearly as deadly.
H5N1 attacks deep in the lungs
Elsevier: Article Locator
Between December 2005 and February 2006, eight hospitalized patients (median age 10, 5–15 years) with avian-flu were evaluated in this study. All patients were evaluated with chest X-ray and four of them with CT scan. Post mortem pathological characterization were also available for three of the patients.
A rapidly progressive pneumonia with high mortality rate was observed especially for cases with late admission. The major radiologic abnormalities were extensive pneumonic infiltration with segmental and multifocal distribution, mostly located in lower zones of the lung.
Now, a look at the most current news.
Swine flu mutation found in Norway
Today the Norwegian Institute of Public Health announced that scientists had identified a mutated form of the A/H1N1swine flu virus in two patients who died of the flu and a third who was critically ill with it.
the concern is that the changed virus might now be more likely to penetrate deeper into the lungs, causing pneumonia.
I'm starting to think that this was a trinary attack, meaning it had three parts. Part one, infect the population with H5N1, which doesn't spread easily, but stays in the body laying dormant for a long time, even years. Then infect the population with H1N1 which spread like wildfire, and again, stays in the body for a long time.
The third part is the vaccination. This new DNA based vaccination allows the two diseases to combine, creating a killer that spreads through the air.