Opinion: To reduce the likelihood of future pandemics, we need to rethink our relationship with wild animals and wild places

Just as we created the conditions that led to the current pandemic, we can create the conditions to minimize future risk.

Illustration by Kelsey King

If we are to reduce the likelihood of future spillovers of pathogens like the novel coronavirus, we need to adopt a comprehensive approach, centered on the integral role played by the interfaces.

The value of keeping ecosystems that bump up against human activity intact cannot be overemphasized.

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