What Limits Cures or Treatment for Virulent Diseases?

From the plague (during ancient times) to virulent forms of flu (during the 19th century) to Ebola (in the 21st century), cures or treatments of virulent diseases are limited by our understanding of the disease.

Technology is not always able to help us understand the illness, let-alone find a cure or treatment for it.

Have people in the 21st century come to believe that technology will help us solve everything? Explain your answer.

Is technology the source of all cures and treatments, for virulent disease? If not, why not?

What do we need, in addition to technology, to help us better understand disease and to develop cures or treatment protocols?

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