Which business practices increase the risk of another highly infectious disease? In this video, I discuss one of the links between unsustainable corporate practices and infectious diseases: deforestation. 3 of 4 emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic—like COVID-19 or SARS—meaning they jumped from animals to people. Deforestation and the companies driving it, is one of the factors systemically pushing exotic animals closer to human populations, increasing the risk of diseases making that jump.
Zoonotic diseases statistics cited from: CDC: One Health Basics: Zoonotic Diseases