As the global Covid-19 pandemic swept across the globe in 2020 devastating lives and national economies, a small community of scientists in a fringe corner of virology found themselves pausing for breath.
A spotlight on biological weapons and gain of function research (which has been a year in the writing). Expertly sourced, Part One of the series will assess how Putin’s claims about Ukraine’s biolabs measure up to the truth. The series also lays the groundwork for everything you ever wanted to know about biological weapons. The story links to Russia’s own contraventions of the Biological Weapons Convention and once again to the work of UK biological weapons expert, the late David Kelly.