Commenting on the plague, he added: “It ended in a piffle, it just went ‘poof’ and went.
“The military metaphor would be, ‘We’re going to blast this virus and get it out.’ Mr Trump would love that.
“It’s not going to be like that, it’s just going to die quietly and go away.
“The question is, how much is society willing to take the risk to actually start moving out?”
It was this remark which shocked Phillip as he shut down the Professor by demanding to know: “How much of society is it going to take with it before it dies out?”
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Published at Tue, 19 May 2020 13:12:00 +0000