Healthcare VIEW: A new generation of bioweapons could make catastrophic pandemics tomorrow’s new normal Updated : April 12, 2020 08:55 PM IST Ever since 1945, biological weapons have been of limited interest to great powers: no conceivable disease, after all, can annihilate adversaries as surely as nuclear weapons A release of bacteria from naval vessels off the coasts of Virginia and San Francisco infected an estimated 800,000 people. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.