The Viral Storm

The Viral Storm


Dr Nathan Wolfe is a field virologist. He is a scientist and author of a new book called The Viral Storm. His goal is to reveal the identity of the next pandemic or deadly virus before it happens. He looks at himself as a virus hunter who looks for clues and signals around the world.

Dr Wolfe founded Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI). This organization is a collaboration of more than a 100 scientist from around the world, all with the same goal of trying to prevent the next pandemic. These scientist research and look for early warning systems.

Dr Wolfe stated that the common handshake can be very dangerous. He also stated that humans are our worst enemy in spreading viruses. In the old days a virus would run through a village and then die out as the villagers died out. In todays world, travel is so easy and common that a handshake can carry a virus around the world in a day’s time. Our earth has now extended to 7 billion in population.

Dr Wolfe was chosen by Time magazine as being one of the most 100 influential people in the world.

We have always been told wash your hands. I guess this just re-enforces the need to keep our hands clean.


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