Stopping Pandemics Before They Start

The Extinction Chronicles

Imagine that enemies possessed a class of weapons with which they attacked your people from time to time. Decades could go by with no attack, but eventually one would come. Imagine also that these weapons were growing more potent, and the attacks were becoming more frequent.

Now imagine that there was a way to protect your people from these threats. But making it would be expensive, and could take years. So it was not being made.

Each attack brought death, panic and an outcry: “Where is our defense? Why are we not protected?” But as soon as the attack passed, so did interest in preparing for the next one.

As you probably have guessed, this is about Ebola. And SARS. And Zika. And MERS, bird flu, swine flu, Lassa fever, Marburg…

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