Halting destruction of wild places could slow frequency of deadly outbreaks, say scientists
Thu 29 Oct 202010.00EDTLast modified on Thu 29 Oct 202011.41EDT
The world is in an “era of pandemics” and unless the destruction of the natural world is halted they will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, kill more people and affect the global economy with more devastating impact than ever before, according to areport from some of the world’s leading scientists.
The emergence of diseases such as Covid-19, bird flu and HIV from animals was entirely driven by the razing of wild places for farming and the trade in wild species, which…
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