Environmental Degradation and Covid 19

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KBOO
Air date: 
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

In the first of a two part interview, Bill Resnick speaks with microbiologist Dr. Michael Friedman, who teaches at the American International College of Arts and Sciences in Antigua and studies the relationship between environmental degradation and the emergence of human pathogens, like Covid 19. Dr. Friedman will discuss how deforestation and declining biodiversity coupled with live animal markets set the stage for the transfer of the virus from animal to human.

Corona virus, showing halo appearance: Photo by Science Photo Library \ UIG

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