Should We Worry About Viruses From Space?

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Inevitably, I’ve seen a couple of conspiracy theorists spout that COVID-19 came from space (it didn’t).

But should we worry about viruses from space? In the earliest days of space travel, we really didn’t know. During the Apollo missions, we quarantined astronauts after landing because of concerns about “moon bugs.” Needless to say, the moon is confirmed lifeless. Astronauts still quarantine…

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