Terrain through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic: Blueprint for a healthy planet

Scientists have demonstrated that such diseases as the new SARS-COV2 coronavirus COVID-19, and Ebola can emerge due to ecosystem imbalances in forests. Over the past few months, this hypothesis has flourished through coverage in the mainstream news media, shoring up the notion that COVID-19 is zoonotic — transmitted from a bat through another animal, possibly a pangolin or a dog, initially infecting humans in a market in China’s city of Wuhan.

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