Translate page with Google

Event

Stopping the Next Pandemic: In Conversation with Harriet Constable and Jacob Kushner

Event Date:

May 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM EDT TO 1:00 PM EDT
Participants:
Coronavirus is the canary in the coal mine. Meet the diseases to come, the teams of scientists working to prevent them, and learn how our intrusions into the natural world will be the cause of it all.
English

Today, animal-borne diseases cause an incredible 2.4 billion cases of human illness each year and 2...

author #1 image author #2 image
Multiple Authors
REGISTER NOW

On Thursday, May 20, at 12:00pm EDT, join journalists Harriet Constable and Jacob Kushner for a conversation about their project, Stopping the Next One: Scientists Race to Prevent Human Encroachment on Wildlife From Causing the Next Pandemic. In their multimedia series, they traveled to six continents to learn about six different animals that carry diseases that could cause the next pandemic. 

Animal-borne diseases cause an incredible 2.4 billion cases of human illness each year and 2.2 million deaths. Zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 are becoming riskier to humans because of our own actions. Our effect on the climate, encroachment on wildlife habitats, and global travel help circulate animal-borne diseases further than ever before.

From MERS-carrying camels in Africa to the pigs with influenza in Europe, Constable and Kushner met the animals - and the diseases with the biggest pandemic potential, and learned what can be done to stop them.

RELATED ISSUES

COVID

Issue

COVID-19

COVID-19
Health

Issue

Health

Health
Environment and Climate Change

Issue

Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change