As the world comes under the grip of what is being dubbed as the second-wave of COVID-19, a new study claims that most global leadership and independent efforts to deal with the virus are heavily focused on treating the health and economic symptoms, but without any attempt to identify the environmental cause.
The report, published by the United Nations, claims that if the source of such deadly viruses is found and analysed, we may be able to control such outbreaks in the future. Additionally, the report claims that our failure in doing so may result in the transmission of many more viruses from animals to human beings.
Referred to as “zoonotic” viruses, the report adds that in the centre of all all such viruses and their elevation to a pandemic lies in the destruction of natural resources by the hands of human beings. For a better understanding, the report cites major outbreaks like Ebola, SARS, the West Nile virus, and the Rift Valley Fever.