A frightening simulation has shown how easily a new pathogen kills a large part of the world's population – up to 900 million people.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have simulated the spread of a new disease from parainfluenza, known as Clade X.
The simulation was designed so that the pathogen was not significantly more dangerous than true diseases like SARS – and illustrates how the Governments of high ropes gardens respond to such diseases.
American politicians played out the scenario – which was constructed to be extremely realistic – where a cult of the Last Judgment was a genetically engineered one Illness Released
At the end of the simulation in May, which took place 20 months after the outbreak began, there were 150 million deaths worldwide – and no vaccine
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Eric Toner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Security says the world has been "happy" that the SARS outbreak is not worse.
Clade X was developed as a toner said Business Insider : "I think we have learned that even very knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated high-ranking officials who have experienced many crises still have problems to deal with such a thing. "
" And that's not because they're not good or smart or dedicated, but because we do not have the systems we need to see to the desired response. " Could people really design diseases that would kill billions?
Synthetic human diseases pose a threat to humanity that could kill tens of millions of people – and could lead to a new arms race in "biological weapons" leads, warns a new report.
A report by American scientists to the Pentagon warned that simple modifications to bacteria could provoke diseases that are immune to all known antibiotics  The scientists warned that more complex "fine-tuning" of microbes could lead to bacteria found in the bacteria Bodies of humans would live and produce poison.
Michael Imperiale, professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Michigan, said: "In and of itself" Synthetic biology is not harmful. "
" The extent of concern depends on the specific applications or capabilities,
"The US government should pay close attention to this rapid progress. The same goes for advances in chemistry and physics during the Cold War period."
The astronomer Royal Rees warned At the beginning of this century, "My concern is not just organized terrorist groups, but individual lunatics with the attitude of the people who are now designing computer viruses."