How Humanity Could Go Extinct Before 2100

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#4. Engineered Pandemic

Risk of Extinction: 2%

Infectious disease already kills tens of millions each year. What if that deadly power was perfected and harnessed? Consider this: researchers have already created a virus that was found to be 100% lethal in mice despite applying an antiviral medication. Moreover, according to the Oxford researchers, "The technology to alter the properties of viruses and other microorganisms is advancing at a rapid pace." A virus could one day be created not to kill mice, but to kill humans.

(Image: Scientific Reports)

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