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Dark Winter: An insider’s guide to pandemics and biosecurity

An insider’s guide to pandemics and biosecurity

Raina MacIntyre

Renowned epidemiologist and biosecurity expert Raina MacIntyre reveals her insights into biological warfare, pandemics and the threats that lie ahead.

In Dark Winter, world-leading epidemiologist and biosecurity expert Professor Raina MacIntyre navigates the past, present and future of pandemics and biosecurity. MacIntyre examines the history of biological warfare (and why is it called the ‘poor man’s nuke’), Soviet and US bioweapons programs, developments in genetic engineering, synthetic biology and catastrophic laboratory accidents.

MacIntyre also explores the COVID-19 pandemic and the heated debate around its origins, and shares the analysis she has conducted in trying to determine whether it’s a natural or unnatural pandemic.

Looking ahead, MacIntyre outlines the future of genetic engineering, synthetic biology and bioterrorism, and the national and global security needed to manage quantum changes in technology, along with how we might avoid future pandemics.