Gregory Koblentz, a member of the Center’s Scientists Working Group on Chemical and Biological Security, spoke with Grid News about how to think about experimentation on viruses.
Pandemic prevention and lab safety rules “only move in fits and starts,” said biodefense professor Gregory Koblentz of George Mason University, pointing to the long list of past controversies. “And we only make progress where there is some crisis, or perceived crisis, that grabs people’s attention.”
“Unfortunately, if these things get politicized, that makes it harder to find a solution,” he added. Read more