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Covid-19 is a wake-up call; don’t hit snooze

Carl Safina
Published in
7 min readMar 15, 2020

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A civet in a cage in a “wet market” in Jatinegara, Indonesia. Photo: Wolf Gordon Clifton/Animal People, Inc.

The current coronavirus event — this most globally disruptive pandemic of our lives — is only the latest warning. Luckily, most people who get infected will recover. But we cannot afford to hit the snooze button again. There are good reasons to think that if…

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Carl Safina

Ecologist, author. Inaugural holder of Endowed Chair for Nature and Humanity, Stony Brook University. SafinaCenter.org, CarlSafina.org