Radio Public HealthWhat can the spread of coronavirus teach us about the spread of climate change? Both crises have a global reach, invisible perpetrators, and require aggressive, early action for containment. But while an infectious disease is acute and deeply personal, the impacts of a changing climate are systemic and vague. Scientists point out that the coronavirus family — which includes COVID-19 and SARS — originated as an animal disease that can be passed along to humans. With increased human development encroaching into wildlife areas, should communities be preparing for more pandemics?

Guests:
Brian Allan, Associate Entomology Professor, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aaron Bernstein, Interim Director, The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE)
Barbara Gottlieb, Director of Environment and Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility

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