We are grateful to a DP correspondent for steering us towards an outstanding report by Sonia Shaw in the pages of The Nation, shedding fresh and necessary light on the genesis of COVID 19 and other microbial pathogens. Excerpts below, with images from the studio of Luke Jerram, offering different perspectives on his sublime Untitled Future Mutation, from which we borrow this week’s title.
Unfortunately, resources for risk reduction have recently been eviscerated by a political entity who appears not to believe in science, any science. Yet denial and obfuscation only work until blazing realities on the ground clear the fog and make us face the implications and consequences of past behaviors.
Returning to Sonia Shah, whose book titled Pandemic is on order here at DP: