Dr. Parker outlines the distinct dangers presented by nuclear vs. biological weapons, making an argument for the necessity of programs to advance a chemical-biological knowledge base in order to combat the potentially devastating reach of biological warfare.
Chemical and biological weapons carry its own different kind of danger. Dr. Parker explains, “a nuclear weapon going off is horrible, but it’s a one-shot one kill. On the other hand, biological continues to spread accross the globe until you find a cure for it. The limiting factor for biological or even chemical weapons, is knowledge.”