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If only for a 2020 time machine

Posted 16 September 2020

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, as they say. Nine months ago, when the very first case of SARS-CoV-2 was recorded in Australia, I posed the question whether this was the next pandemic.

CSL's Lorna Meldrum had just been promoted to head up Seqirus' pandemic global response unit, but the unit focussed on influenza viruses, not zoonotics, as the cause of the next pandemic was widely expected to be a flu virus.

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