Predicting the next pandemic virus is harder than we think

The observation that most of the viruses that cause human diseases come from other animals has led some researchers to attempt ‘zoonotic risk prediction’ to second-guess the next virus to hit us. However, in a new essay, experts propose that these zoonotic risk predictions are of limited value and will not tell us which virus will cause the next pandemic. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210420183157.htm