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Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says report Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of a UN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say. The number of such “zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sars to West Nile virus and Rift Valley fever, with the root cause being the destruction of...
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