The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus with David Quammen – Part 2 | S2E35

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David’s book as discussed in the show – BREATHLESS: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus

Click HERE to read David’s January 2020 New York Times, article: We Made the Coronavirus Epidemic
Click HERE to read David’s 2013 article: The Next Pandemic: Not if, but When

“People have said, ‘How did you know?’ I was just listening attentively to the scientists. And they were saying things that were based on context and breadth and depth of knowledge” – David Quammen: Talking Apes Podcast

Learn more about the differences between DNA and RNA:

“So little was done between SARS 1 and 2 to put pandemic protection into place based on what science knew. The response was just utterly inadequate” – David Quammen – Talking Apes Podcast

During our discussion David mentioned that some of the scientists he interviewed felt that the lab leak hypothesis deserved careful consideration. The following articles explore this topic further:

How seriously should we take the US DoE’s Covid lab leak theory?

Lab Leak Most Likely Caused Pandemic, Energy Dept. Says

Click HERE to listen to David’s first Talking Apes episode: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.