April 5, 2020

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COVID-19: The Wildlife Trade and Human Disease

This is a further in our series of coronavirus episodes of Scientific American’s Science Converse, posted on March 19, 2020. I’m Steve Mirsky.

In early March, the prime minister of Vietnam directed the governing administration to draft a directive to prohibit wildlife trade and usage, to be submitted to him by April one, 2020. In February China took very similar actions.

To discover out a lot more about the wildlife trade and its relationship to the latest coronavirus outbreak, I identified as Christian Walzer. He’s the government director of worldwide wellbeing at the Wildlife Conservation Modern society. We each dwell in the Bronx, but owing to the latest scenario, we spoke by cell phone.

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