Yeah, I can see that. I can also see that Climate Change could cause my sock drawer to spill over. It’s not the fact that such studies receive funding that shocks me. It’s how many people take that seriously and even more how the majority of the population just shrugs at it instead of pausing and asking where this whole speculative science is all to lead. I have read Alternate history for a while for entertainment purposes and it’s all purely fictional of course. But compared to those accounts it seems rather real to me. What’s wrong with us?
“We’re closer to predicting and preventing the next pandemic than ever,” says Carlson. “This is a big step towards prediction—now we have to start working on the harder half of the problem.”