He warned of the likelihood of a virus forming in one of Although the mass media present China today as “progressive,” especially after the 2008 Olympics fanfare, it remains among the world’s cruelest regimes. The term “Red China” is not anachronistic. Though certainly less oppressive than during the Cultural Revolution, when it executed millions, China is still governed by a single regime, the Communist Party, which requires members to be atheists. It imprisons dissidents without due process, oppresses Tibet, and enforces a policy, backed by(...)
In the episode, titled ‘The Next Pandemic‘, producers visit a wet market in Lianghua, China, where animals are killed and their meat is sold in the same place. ‘All the while, their viruses are mixing and mutating, increasing the odds that one finds its way to humans,’ the documentary explains.
Bill said the world is ill-equipped to deal with a viral disease when scientists are often years away from discovering a cure.
‘If you think of anything that could come along that would kill millions of people, a pandemic is our greatest risk,’ he said.
Other Experts in the Episode Include:
- Designer DNA
- Can We Live Forever
- Animal Intelligence
- The Future of Meat
- The End of Oil