In this article, I want to talk about something that has been on my heart for quite a while. Over the last several months, we have all seen the chaos that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused all over the globe. Overall, more than 16 million confirmed cases have been reported worldwide, and more than 650,000 people have died. But of course those raw numbers do not tell the entire story. This virus has struck fear into the hearts of billions of people all over the world and has thrown the entire global economy into a devastating economic depression. After watching what COVID-19 has done to us, it is inevitable that many of those that wish to do us harm will be inspired to look into the feasibility of purposely releasing viruses that are even deadlier than COVID-19 inside the United States. Thanks to dramatic leaps in technology over the last couple of decades, it has become very easy to create and weaponize viruses, and once such a biological weapon is released we may never even know who attacked us.
I wanted to know who else was talking about this, and so I did a search for articles on biological terror, and I found an NBC News piece that was published back in May…
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a structural vulnerability to biological attacks in the U.S. and Europe that requires urgent government action, multiple current and former national security and public health officials told NBC News.
Former officials in the U.S. and the U.K. warn that the devastating impact of the coronavirus on health care infrastructures and economies may act as a “neon light” for terrorist groups looking to unleash pathogens on Western nations.
In this instance, NBC News is right on the money.
I can just imagine a bunch of terrorists sitting around watching a news report about how COVID-19 is crippling the United States and seeing their eyes light up when they suddenly realize the possibilities.
And when I use the term “terrorists” in this article, I am using it in a very broad sense.