The Predicted Pandemic

Research to prevent a global pandemic risked producing one for years. The “self-fulfilling prophecy” likely came true in Wuhan.

In the 2015 film The Big Short, the cause of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis is summed up as “a good idea, turned into an atomic bomb of fraud and stupidity that’s on its way to decimating the world”. The phrase could as well be applied to zoonotic virus research since 2003. One critical scientist even described the research as a “biological bomb” in 2013. For some reason, his