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Preventing the next disease from escaping: CounterPunch reviews “Dead Epidemiologists”


Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19
260 pp, $17 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-902-9
By Rob Wallace

Reviewed by Eve Ottenberg

“Covid-19 comes from the primary forest, from bat caves. In a world without industrial agriculture encroaching on that forest, in a world without the corporatization of a wild-food industry, Covid-19 would probably never have left those caves. As it becomes endemic, it may become unstoppable. But not so the next pestilence. If we revamp our food production system now, maybe the pathogens lurking in primeval forest viral reservoirs will stay there…”

Read the review at CounterPunch

Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19 by Rob Wallace

Monthly Review Press
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