COVID-19 and Animal Agriculture

In this episode, Scout, Evan, and Mike discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, its relationship to animal agriculture, and previous pandemics connected to farm animals. Please note: this discussion was recorded when it was all but certain that COVID-19 originated from a Wuhan wet market. Since this recording, the origin of the disease has become more uncertain.

Works Cited:

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Hughes, J. M., Wilson, M. E., Pike, B. L., Saylors, K. E., Fair, J. N., LeBreton, M., … & Wolfe, N. D. (2010). The origin and prevention of pandemics. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 50(12), 1636-1640.

Jones, B. A., Grace, D., Kock, R., Alonso, S., Rushton, J., Said, M. Y., … & Pfeiffer, D. U. (2013). Zoonosis emergence linked to agricultural intensification and environmental change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(21), 8399-8404.

Chretien, J. P., Gaydos, J. C., Malone, J. L., & Blazes, D. L. (2006). Global network could avert pandemics. Nature, 440(7080), 25-26.

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