Today the higher risk of global catastrophe does not look like a nuclear war. Instead it is a viral infection in the shape of COVID19 with no remedy available. In times of war, one goes down the bunkers with enough food and water stored to keep oneself safe from nuclear radiations. The question is whether we are ready to face this new viral pandemic. It cannot be called a bioterrorism, as this would be an accusation without proof, but it is apparent that the new catastrophes may kill millions of people, greater than world war I or II.