It’s a fair question. People worry about cute birds, or tigers, or elephants… But what about viruses?
They carry genetic material as well, that could very well be useful to us as a species? Yes they kill and weaken us, but so do Tigers…
Seriously, what if we find out that viruses are crucial to our survival? But only after we have killed that one off?
Shouldn’t Viruses have the same protections as higher order creatures?