Coronavirus is a wake up call that our war on the environment is leading to pandemics

Fiona Armstrong, Anthony G. Capon, Rosemary McFarlane

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world is a crisis of our own making.

That’s the message from infectious disease and environmental health experts, and from those in planetary health – an emerging field connecting human health, civilisation and the natural systems on which they depend.

They might sound unrelated, but the COVID-19 crisis and the climate and biodiversity crises are deeply connected.

Each arises from our seeming unwillingness to respect the interdependence between ourselves, other animal species and the natural world more generally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Volume2020
No.March
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2020

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