A NZ Herald article.
More human incursions on wild places and the chances of a rogue scientist exploiting gene editing could trigger the next major pandemic.
Covid-19 keeps mutating, with the Delta and Omicron variants disrupting society this year.
The pandemic has been frequently called a once-in-a-century event, but some experts say we need to prepare now for pandemics of a similar magnitude.
“We don’t just have to deal with spillover events from animal reservoirs, but human-engineered threats,” Professor Michael Baker said.