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Art Woods, Marty Martin
Where did the new coronavirus come from? How can we be on the lookout for new diseases emerging from animals? Now that the coronavirus has infected humans, what’s the best path forward?
In this episode of Big Biology, we talk with Andy Dobson, a disease ecologist at Princeton University who studies epidemics like the current COVID-19 outbreak. We talked with him about the possible animal origins of the virus, the best way to control its spread and strategies to avoid the next pandemic. Andy emphasizes that we shouldn’t blame wildlife for the coronavirus outbreak. It’s human behavior that led to this problem, and it’s human behavior that’s going to have to change to avoid the next ones.
This episode is dedicated to Robert May.
Length of Episode
45 minutes, 54 seconds
Digital File Format
Woods, Art and Martin, Marty, "Episode 041: Coronavirus II" (2020). BigBiology Podcasts. 42.