Deforestation Has Made Humans More Vulnerable to Pandemics | NowThis

Deforestation could be to blame for the rise of infectious diseases like the novel coronavirus.
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In US news and current events today, ongoing deforestation has made humans more vulnerable to pandemics. There is a correlation between deforestation and the rise in the spread of infectious diseases affecting humans. Deforestation forces various species into smaller, shared habitats and increases encounters between wildlife and humans. Scientists are continuing to try and trace the specific origin of COVID-19 but deforestation may very well play an important factor.

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