‘I’ve had to call the police’: Professor Eddie Holmes on being a target of Twitter’s wrath

The virologist says it could be worse, though — he could be living in the US.

Three years after publishing a famous research letter on SARS-CoV-2, Professor Eddie Holmes remains a target for Twitter invective, having been called a cretin and compared to the creator of the atomic bomb.

“Somebody said I was like Robert Oppenheimer, but without the security clearance or the regret,” says Professor Holmes, an evolutionary virologist from the University of Sydney.