As the United States continues to work to eradicate COVID, doctors and researchers at the Pentagon are working on something else: preventing a future pandemic. According to Dr. Matt Hepburn, a retired Army infectious disease physician, the future of pandemic prevention is with an under-the-skin microchip that can detect a virus.

The research is part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a secret research agency tasked with protecting soldiers from “contagious diseases and biological weapons.”

 

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