COVID-19, wildlife trade consequence


This 17 November 2020 video says about itself:

Covid Outbreaks On Mink Farms Stir Controversy Among Scientists | NBC News NOW

Controversy has risen in Denmark over the choice to kill millions of minks. Scientists have found a coronavirus mutation that is believed to spread from minks to humans. NBC News’ Molly Hunter reports.

Many diseases, such as COVID-19, have made the jump from animals to people with serious consequences for the human host. An international research team, including researchers from the University of Göttingen, says that more epidemics resulting from animal hosts are inevitable unless urgent action is taken. In order to protect against future pandemics which might be even more serious, they call for governments to establish effective legislation addressing wildlife trade, protection of habitats and reduction of interaction between people, wildlife and livestock. Their review was published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution: here.

Conservation of tropical peatlands could reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood of new diseases jumping from animals to humans, researchers say: here.

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