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Ecology & economics for pandemic prevention

Ted Temzelides

Ecology & economics for pandemic prevention.

The global financial cost of Covid-19 could top $15 trillion. But governments could prevent future pandemics by investing as little as $22 billion a year in programs to curb wildlife trafficking and stem the destruction of tropical forests, according to an international team of scientists, including Baker Institute Faculty Scholar Ted Loch-Temzelides.

Read the paper in the July 24, 2020 issue of Science. The Rice University news release on the study is here