Another Pandemic Is Likely To Happen Within 60 Years
Provided By - Video Elephant on August 24, 2021
Scientists from Duke University warn that another pandemic similar to COVID-19 is likely to happen within 60 years.
The experts say that people born in the year 2000 have a 38% chance of living through another pandemic.
Understanding that pandemics aren't so rare should raise the priority of efforts to prevent and control them in the future, William Pan, Study Co-Author.
The researchers measured the scale and frequency of disease outbreaks over the past 400 years.
The rate at which novel pathogens such as COVID-19 have jumped to humans has increased in the last 50 years.
The increased risk is likely due to population growth, environmental degradation and changes in food systems