"We should be able to live with another Covid-19 outbreak if it occurs, and if it does it would be expected to subside enough by March next year when we could again be back to a more normal situation.”
All is well, if it fails it will only be for 3 months. Wow that fills me with confidence. Smells of Prayut and his 2-3 weeks, 4 at most statement.
If by "cultivated" you mean "studied with no thought given to procedural safety", I'm with you. The pictures of how things were sampled, handled, and tested makes one wonder why it didn't happen sooner.