Thinking Aloud

How the human race might stump a coronavirus

Some problems the outbreak has thrown up have nothing to do with the bug but with how people relate to one another

If I were a coronavirus, I might feel on top of the world.

I have no brain, no intelligence, not even a nervous system.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 01, 2020, with the headline 'How the human race might stump a coronavirus'. Print Edition | Subscribe