Primary Pandemic Prevention

  title={Primary Pandemic Prevention},
  author={Michael Greger},
  journal={American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine},
  pages={498 - 505}
  • M. Greger
  • Published 3 May 2021
  • Biology
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Over the last few decades, hundreds of human pathogens have emerged at a rate unprecedented in human history. Emerged from where? Mostly from animals. The AIDS virus is blamed on the butchering of primates in the African bushmeat trade, we created mad cow disease when we turned cows into carnivores and cannibals, and SARS and COVID-19 have been traced back to the exotic wild animal trade. Our last pandemic, swine flu in 2009, arose not from some backwater wet market in Asia, however. It was… 

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