18
April
2020
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14:35
Europe/Amsterdam

Blame Covid-19 on human activity, not bats

Prof Wang Linfa, Director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School spoke at the second episode of a webinar series organised by NUS Medicine, NUHS and the World Health Organisation’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network on 16 Apr 2020. Prof Wang said that bats have peacefully co-existed with viruses for a long time and should not be blamed for the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it was human activities such as wildlife trading and farming that likely caused the outbreak.