Pandemics Caused by Accident: Biorisk as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

post by Ariel_ZJ · 2020-01-31T04:54:12.770Z · EA · GW · 1 comments

https://nationalpost.com/news/a-brief-terrifying-history-of-viruses-escaping-from-labs-70s-chinese-pandemic-was-a-lab-mistake

(crosspost from u/hold_my_fish in the SSC subreddit)

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comment by avturchin · 2020-01-31T15:59:37.087Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Some Chinese may think that it was a bioweapon used against them and may want a retaliation. This is how nuclear-biological war could start.