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FACT:

75% of new and emerging infectious diseases are Zoonotic (come from animals)

"If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms."

IN THE NEWS

Go Vegan to Slash Covid-19 Risk

Going vegan could not only lower your risk of severe Covid-19, if enough of us do it, it could lower the risk of future pandemics.

Normality got us into the mess of the Covid-19 pandemic – a return to it won’t help us, vaccine or not

“Normality” for much of the world involves eating produce from factory farms – which leading experts say has caused most new infectious diseases in humans in the past decade.

The Reasons Swine Flu Could Return

"With their intense and increasing farming of pigs, humans are helping to change the way influenza viruses operate and keep them active for longer. "It's a very nice playground for viruses," says Harder. A petri dish for disease."

RESEARCH PAPERS

CDC Reports Fifth U.S. Human Infection with a Variant Flu Virus for 2021

CDC today reported the fifth human infection with an influenza virus that usually spreads in pigs and not people in the United States that occurred during 2020-2021 influenza season (i.e., from October 2020 through September 2021).

H1N1 Influenza

H1N1 influenza is a subtype of influenza A virus, a communicable viral illness which causes upper and in some cases lower respiratory tract infections in its host. This results in symptoms such as nasal secretions, chills, fever, decreased appetite, and in some cases, lower respiratory tract disease. 

A Public Health Ethics Case for Mitigating Zoonotic Disease Risk in Food Production

This article argues that governments in countries that currently permit intensive animal agriculture - especially but not exclusively high-income countries - are, in principle, morally justified in taking steps to restrict or even eliminate intensive animal agriculture to protect public health from the risk of zoonotic pandemics.

"If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms."

Dr. Michael Greger, Physician and public health Speaker