We have already been through so much the past few years. COVID turned our society completely upside down, the monkeypox outbreak continues to cause excruciatingly painful skin sores all over the world, and the global bird flu pandemic has already killed more than 100 million chickens and turkeys in the United States and Europe. If bird flu mutates into a form that is easily spread among humans, the death toll could be catastrophic. As I have repeatedly warned my readers, we have entered a period of time when nightmarish pestilences will become increasingly common. Apparently, Google’s AI chief agrees with me. In fact, he is warning that we need to brace ourselves for a “super pandemic” because the ability for normal people to cook up deadly new bugs any time they want has become one of the most serious threats that humanity is facing…
One of the biggest threats facing the planet is a super-pandemic, warns Google’s AI chief.
Mustafa Suleyman is the billionaire founder of the computer giant’s artificial intelligence division but warns it’s not robots that pose the most danger to mankind.
He claims the ability to cook up a deadly pandemic at home is likely to become commonplace before the end of this decade.
Mustafa says that in the next five years or so, a “kid in Russia” could download the instruction set for a pandemic that’s “more lethal” than anything we have encountered so far.
He makes a really good point.
But I am not worried about a “kid in Russia”.
What I am concerned about are the hundreds of secret labs that are already conducting these sorts of “experiments” all over the planet.
As we have seen, it is way too easy for an “accident” to happen.
Our scientists know that it is just a matter of time before the next pandemic arrives, and they are already busy developing new vaccines.
I don’t know how they expect to create something effective if they don’t know what the next pandemic will be, but they are plowing ahead with their work anyway…
British scientists are already developing vaccines for a future ‘Disease X’ pandemic, Sky News reported on Monday. After Covid-19, the researchers believe that deadly animal-borne pathogens – including bird flu, monkeypox, and hantavirus – may evolve to infect humans.
The research is being carried out by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) at the high-security Porton Down laboratory complex in Wiltshire. Porton Down’s Vaccine Development and Evaluation Center has been expanded since the coronavirus pandemic, and 200 scientists are now developing vaccines for animal viruses that haven’t yet infected humans.
“What we’re trying to do here is ensure that we prepare so that if we have a new Disease X, a new pathogen, we have done as much of that work in advance as possible,” UKHSA chief Professor Dame Jenny Harries told Sky. “Hopefully we can prevent [a pandemic]. But if we can’t and we have to respond, then we have already started developing vaccines and therapeutics to crack it.”
Unfortunately, the truth is that we don’t know what will cause the next pandemic or where it will come from.
So we need to watch and be vigilant.
For example, right now a “mysterious respiratory virus” is spreading in India…
Over the past few weeks, Hyderabad has been witnessing a spike in mysterious respiratory virus cases with symptoms similar to adenovirus, influenza, and Swine Flu. So far, it is being observed that the virus is only affecting either children or adults with comorbid conditions, according to a report published by Hindustan Times.
That is probably nothing.
But we will watch any strange bug that starts to spread.
The next major pandemic could erupt at literally any time.
As we wait for the next pandemic, COVID is making a comeback.