Why human beings are easy prey for pandemics.
COVID-19, provoked by the coronavirus SARSCOV-2, is just another episode, and far from the most tragic one, in the endless war we’ve been fighting against viruses for millions of years. Viruses are one of the simplest and oldest living—or almost living—beings on the planet. Thousands of species are known, there must be thousands more that are unknown, and they prey on all life forms. The authors relate stories that cross time and geography, along with interesting stories, scientific data, and strategies to fight against these predators.
Viruses have changed the history of humanity, and Covid-19 is no less.