Habitat destruction makes another Covid-19 'entirely feasible' - NZ scientist

A New Zealand Herald website article.

A New Zealand scientist who’s just explored the likely roots of Covid-19 says it’s “entirely feasible” the world will see more pandemics as long as humans keep destroying natural habitats.

Because Sars-coronaviruses come from wildlife – and probably relatively recently from bats – it’s widely assumed the global Covid-19 crisis had its roots in increasing interactions between humans and nature.

So far, there haven’t been any quantitative analyses to back this up, said Massey University’s Professor David Hayman, one of the world’s leading experts in infectious disease ecology.

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