The new coronavirus emerged from the global wildlife trade – and may be devastating enough to end it

Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.

George Wittemyer, Associate professor of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~8 min

 covid-19  china  coronavirus-2020  viruses  wildlife  illegal-wildlife-trade  global-pandemic  endangered-species  bushmeat  wildlife-trade  wildlife-trafficking

What's the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak?

From the neighborhood to the newsroom to the White House, nobody stays silent during a health emergency. These terms are often mixed up, and it matters who is using them and when.

Rebecca S.B. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M University • conversation
March 9, 2020 ~5 min

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