I Introduce to You A Cassandra, A VIP, Someone You Need to Know

Craig Martineau
4 min readJul 1, 2020

A long story but told short, A Longview of where we are

I met this man in a recent edition of “Wired” magazine.

Cassandra Nathan Wolfe virologist
Cassandra Nathan Wolfe image “Wired”

Evan Ratliff, from Wired, interviewed him several times before writing this story. The photographer is Christie Hemm Klok.

So why is Nathan Wolfe famous, you ask?

Nathan spent many years researching in Cameroon.

Researching what?

He is a virologist by trade, so he was researching viruses.

Huh?

In 2006 he was 36 years old. He was a professor of epidemiology at UCLA.

Oh goodie!

He had spent 6 years in Cameroon setting up a research center to identify and study viruses.

He was studying how viruses crossed over from wild animals to humans.

So?

Think MERS. Think Swine Flu. Think Avian Flu. Think Monkey-Pox. Think SARS.

Dah?

I can tell you don’t read my writing.

These may help you get caught up to March 1st, 2020.

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Craig Martineau

Retired. A lifelong love affair with words. I write on Medium, WordPress, Substack with The Lighthouse Blog, and the newsletter "Have you ever wondered...Why?"