May 13, 2020
Mark examines the origins of Covid-19 and why we failed to heed the warnings about coronaviruses with virus hunter Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance.
Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum
@PeterDaszak the President of EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to understanding the connections between human, animal, and environmental health. EcoHealth Alliance works in 30 countries around the world to identify and study the threat of emerging zoonotic disease. EcoHealth Alliance has been instrumental in understanding the origins and spread of diseases like SARS, MERS, Nipah virus, and Ebola, among others. EcoHealth Alliance also published the first ever global emerging disease hotspots map, identifying regions where the threat is highest. Dr. Daszak helped to launch the Global Virome Project, an ambitious vision to identify all of the world's unknown viruses. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and Chair of its Forum on Microbial Threats.
Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg
Cover art by Patrick Blower www.blowercartoons.com
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