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By episode 4, we learn that the multi-virus bioweapon will only harm “people of color.”
Being white is the consequence of a mutation that traps eumelanin in the Golgi apparatus. It can’t leave cells and color the skin.
The mutation that makes people white is tiny, a single DNA base change, but it’s there in nearly 100% of white Europeans and not there in nearly 100% of sub-Saharan Africans, East Asians, and Native Americans.
I think the bioterror plot succeeded, in tone if not in detail, by illuminating the idiocy of white supremacy. The writers envisioned knitting a bunch of pathogens into a deadly quilt of hate, stitched with CRISPR, and that’s really the main point. The hate is real.