Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin: I don't think that biological weapons are much more frightening than nuclear or chemical weapons or ordinary firearms. You see, nuclear weapons have yet to be used, broadly speaking, and the same goes for chemical, microbiological and biological weapons. But just think of how much Kalashnikovs are used. People are killed all over the world. So many missiles are exploded, and land mines. Just think about the number of people who lose their lives to ordinary firearms, and here we are talking about things which, in principle, have not been used on a large scale.
Humanity is prepared to respond to microorganisms, broadly speaking. Vaccines are being developed, antibiotics are being developed, various types of medications are being developed. Anti-epidemic measures are being developed. So, the whole world is working in this field, on an ongoing basis. That's why we are, so to speak, already prepared: if I get sick, I go to the pharmacy, I go to the hospital, okay? And I get treated.