Nightfall, Reconsidered

It never occurred to me that the people who periodically massacred the scientists in Isaac Asimov’s famous short story, “Nightfall”, were actually the good guys.

Researchers at Boston University have created a new strain of Covid-19 that has an 80% kill rate in humanized mice.

Their names should be posted somewhere, publicly and prominently, in the event that their creation ever “escapes the laboratory”. The Mandarins may well have been onto something when they forcibly shut down technological development in China.