There was a time when every country in the world armed themselves with nuclear weapons in the name of defense after their potential was discovered. However, is it really possible to defend by firing atomic weapons and that too in the name of ‘war for peace’? World history highlights the controversy of war and weapons, and it seems quite fathomable that the world might come to an end with a biological apocalypse.
Though the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak may not necessarily be a conspiracy, yet it has prepared the world for such a future. The developed countries can focus their research on building up highly potent and infectious viruses to dismantle the weaker nations and rule above them while strengthening their defense in advance. Ironically fiction stories like ‘Mission Impossible’ and ‘Inferno’ have forewarned us about the likelihood of man-made biological warfare, yet their existence seemed incomprehensible at the time. Who could be so inhumane to target innocent people, right? However, recently, the world looks a little different though. Even if no one proactively seeks to harm others, who can guarantee that no accidents would happen. The after-effects of nuclear disasters of the 20th century can still be witnessed in the lineages of victims. Isn’t the outbreak of Covid a result of an unforeseen and uncontrolled accident?
And if a viral or bacterial outbreak was to possibly occur, how can we possibly defend ourselves, our families, our nation? Unfortunately, we really can’t. Unless, of course, there’s a method to magically obtain ‘antidotes’ against the source of infections itself. The idea of developing a successful antidote seems improbable, given the short window required for diagnosis and treatment as already witnessed during the current pandemic. However, is there an alternative or any other choice? No! The world is facing a desperate need to build up the biotech sector capable of carrying out government-authorized secret projects to prepare for such scenarios. The ideal approach for building up the defense system is by developing high-end bio-techniques to produce m-antidotes with special attention towards diagnosing and dismantling viral (precisely RNA viral) machinery within a short frame of time. The ‘new’ world would face a huge demand for biotech and medical professionals capable of mass-producing and administering the necessary medical aid as efficiently as possible. Reduction in the production time could assist in saving more lives. Preparing ourselves for the future is the only lesson we can take from the ‘accident,’ should such happenstance occur in the future.