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RE: Life in covid19 testing lab and virology research during the times of pandemic - the crazy year.

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Thanks for your kind words. I think one of the major blow to us when the pandemic hit us was how small our bag of antiviral drugs was. I mean compare it to the bag of antibiotics that we have to target bacteria. There were some out there for sure like remdesivir, flavipiravir, etc, but the sheer number available was so limited. Vaccines are ultimate preventive measure, but having a counterpart bag of antiviral drugs can save lives not just today from current pandemic but in case something is to hit us in the future.

As for resources going into virology, it's not that bad now. But could get better. Maybe we as society were not prepared to our best this time, but I do hope we don't let it happen again.