How viruses shape our world

How viruses shape our world

This story appears in the February 2021 issue ofNational Geographic magazine. Let’s imagine planet Earth without viruses. We wave a wand, and they all disappear. The rabies virus is suddenly gone. The polio virus is gone. The gruesomely lethal Ebola virus is gone. The measles virus, the mumps virus, and the various influenzas are gone.

By Miki