Narrative 7. The Hospice
16. Waiting is not an Option
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Hard to wait for the next segment after the revelations in this one. I’m keeping a browser window open to this narrative just to keep the refresh going as fast as possible. I want to know if Janice is alright!
Now i wonder who is playing GOD now? Though it would be easy to put the gene/retrovirus into the current flu vaccination supply. Mass experimentation at it’s best. Chance my left hind leg.
That might actually be true, somewhat. There can be many complications that can arise from using a retrovirus. It would be a safe bet that not all would survive should it be made into a mass supply like that.
You have a left hind leg?
I have two. One to walk on and one to kick with.
Do you have five legs, then?
I don’t know if taking short cuts to achieve immortality will inevitably work…. Francine is right… it’s gota be tested in something first.. like the furry ones before it gets tested in humans first!
Observer- They might consider it a way of population control, with the survivors being immortal and maybe more controllable.
Oh, you are so cynical for one so young (and with so many feet to boot. Or to shod.)
She has a right to be cynical, if you haven’t noticed, Ox.
Why? Well, of course she has the right, but what do you have in mind?
I’ve read some of her earlier comments and it seems that no matter what she says, she gets ignored. I’d be cynical too if that kept happening to me.
But, if it worked – can you imagine a True Immortal dog? Or cat? Who’s going to take care of it – only True Immortals could.
I know you already fessed up to not being a biologist, but a a retrovirus for humans wouldn’t work in doggies. :-)
Merlin- Unless it causes a mutant gene within the animals DNA to go haywire.
where can you get retro viruses from? do they have to bred and cultured from petri dishes…
Human therapeutic retroviruses are widely available in any molecular biology laboratory at any major university in the US. There’s no security around them either. I had a post-doc the other year who I had to fire, and I was seriously afraid for awhile that he was going to take a batch home and give them to Al qaeda
thanks… the question i was trying to ask is… where do they come from? are they from dead/live people’s diseases? are they also from the vaccinations , we take?
They’re made from scratch. These days, one can take a printed genetic code and assemble it into a virus. It’s become easy. (Some colleagues of mine in Australia assembled smallpox from the published genetic code. Not secretly. It was published in a major journal.)
so there are good viruses and bad ones?
i see it now… if francine really succeeds this… this COULD be the cure for Aids too?
Cure for more things than that, but , yes!
i will believe you once you test it on an AIDS patients first. sorry i’m being mr dickwad jimmy again
Ox- Another reason i am so cynical is because of the life i have had to live and seeing the cruelty of the world around me. Like here if you not in the “clique” you just don’t exist. That rather pisses me off. But oh well, the sun shall rise and set like any other day, and i shall be here to witness it.
Are you immortal?
Mole, that is a rather personal question. But no, I do not believe I am an immortal, because anything that can be killed isn’t immortal at all.
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