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Preserve Habitats to Prevent Future Pandemics

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We invade tropical forests and other wild landscapes, which harbor so many species of animals and plants—and within those creatures, so many unknown viruses... We cut the trees; we kill the animals or cage them and send them to markets. We disrupt ecosystems, and we shake viruses loose from their natural hosts. When that happens, they need a new host. Often, we are it.” https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/destroyed-habitat-creates-the-perfect-conditions-for-coronavirus-to-emerge/
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It was interesting to read that this is not just an issue in "exotic" ecosystems, but how examples can be seen in the suburban US with Lyme disease.

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