Danger of deadly viruses from space


Professor Wickramasinghe argues in an article in the Daily Express that dinosaurs were probably wiped out by a virus which originated in space.  Other lethal viruses which have appeared during human evolution could have been carried by comets and entered the Earth’s atmosphere, or been made virulent when they combined with extra-terrestrial material.  He believes: “It is possible that a virus could arrive on Earth and trigger a devastating pandemic”.  Read the article in the Daily Express.

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