There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade.
Simon Evans 2 days ago
In a 2015 TED Talk, following the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa, philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates warned that "failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating".
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With regard to the impact of the Covid-19 virus on global business, it is fair to say that in the quest to find socio-economic solutions to pandemic threats, we are witnessing change-management on a globally unprecedented scale. Many organisations are needing to implement measures at many touchpoints at very short notice. It is scary, challenging and demanding.
Bizcommunity.com 25 Mar 2020
Policymakers in countries where there are severe outbreaks of Covid-19 are doing what they can to slow the spread and "flatten the curve." But so far, there hasn't been much global coordination, raising the risk of a second wave of contamination even after individual countries halt the virus' advance.
Nader Habibi 25 Mar 2020
How do you respond to a crisis? It's obvious that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been dramatically different to anything provoked by repeated scientific warnings about climate change. The many organisations that declared climate emergencies throughout 2019 and 2020 have so far enacted nothing like the scale and speed of action to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Simone Abram 24 Mar 2020
The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has jumped to at least 15 (by 23 March) after the government confirmed more cases. President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a raft of proactive measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Siddharth Chatterjee 23 Mar 2020
Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people. Policy B would result in the death of a lot of children, especially infants. Which would you choose?
Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020