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Calling for a COVID-19 Coalition

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Calling for a COVID-19 Coalition
(May 12, 2020) This week in The Lancet, Christian Walzer of the WCS Health Program and others emphasized:  "The health of our planet hinges on the symbiotic relationship between humans, animals and the environment." Calling For a COVID-19 One Health Research Coalition.

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End the Wildlife Trade in Laos and Prevent Future Pandemics

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End the Wildlife Trade in Laos and Prevent Future Pandemics
(May 12, 2020) Wildlife is openly traded in markets across Lao PDR, posing a risk for the spillover and spread of emerging zoonotic pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2. In order to reduce the risks to public health, economies and biodiversity, we need to end trade in wild animals and support stronger enforcement and legislation, as is being proposed by neighboring Vietnam and China. Read More in this Op-Ed from the Laotian Times. 

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Coronavirus: A Warning Shot from Nature?

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Coronavirus: A Warning Shot from Nature?
(April 30, 2020) Humankind's encroachment on nature must change to avoid future zoonotic pandemics. The world has shifted and there's no going back, Christian Walzer of WCS' Health Program tells TRT World... Coronavirus: A Warning Shot From Nature

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Exterminating Bats Would Increase Risk of Further Disease

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Exterminating Bats Would Increase Risk of Further Disease
(April 28, 2020) Executive Director of WCS' Health Program, Dr Christian Walzer reminds us that persecuting wildlife further disturbs nature and can enhance the transfer of disease: Coronavirus: Exterminating bats blamed for spreading Covid-19 would increase risk of further diseases, warn experts 

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Environmental Destruction Brought Us COVID-19. What it Brings Next Could Be Far Worse.

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Environmental Destruction Brought Us COVID-19. What it Brings Next Could Be Far Worse.
(April 28, 2020) “Emerging infectious diseases, the majority of which are zoonotic and have their origin in wildlife, have been increasing significantly — both numbers of outbreaks and diversity of diseases — over the past 50 years,” said Dr. Christian Walzer, veterinarian and Executive Director of Wildlife Conservation Society' Health Program in this Huffington Post article. 

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