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Rob Wallace: How Big Agriculture and Capitalism Are Making Pandemics Like Coronavirus More Likely

On this episode of Going Underground, the show speaks to Rob Wallace, author of ‘Big Farms Make Big Flu’.

Wallace discusses how in recent history, deforestation and land use changes driven by global capital have caused more epidemics, his own experience battling Coronavirus, why the emergency response to Coronavirus has a side-effect of making the population see the structural causes of deadly pathogens, for-profit science and why it is ineffective at solving problems such as deadly pathogens, China’s level of responsibility for Coronavirus, how leaving airports open was instrumental in the rise of Coronavirus as a pandemic, whether Coronavirus will kill of the World Health Organisation and more!

Finally, Going Underground speaks to Chikwe Ihekeazu, the Director-General for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. He discusses the generally lower Coronavirus mortality rate in Africa, why dealing with previous infectious diseases before has made Nigeria more efficient in contact tracing, China’s national response to Coronavirus, lessons learned for Nigeria from Coronavirus and his prediction that there will be many more pandemics in the future!

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Going Underground

Going Underground airs three times a week on RT as Afshin Rattansi and his team go underground to discover the stories that aren’t being covered by the mainstream UK media.