To strengthen the network of scientists and practitioners who incorporate concepts and methods of social sciences into their research and work in One Health. More information here: One Health Social Sciences webpage
Wildlife trade: the social, cultural, and political stakes
April 30, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (UTC-4)
This webinar joins two experts in zoonotic epidemics in an inter-disciplinary dialogue about the social, cultural, and political stakes of eliminating the wildlife trade and, in particular, the role of “wet markets”.
Dr. Laura Kahn (Bio) has authored two books and many relevant One Health articles:
- Who’s in Charge: Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises
- One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance
- Coronavirus or antibiotic resistance: Our appetite for animals (wild and domestic) poses big disease risks, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, February 14, 2020.
Dr. Christos Lynteris (Bio) is a frequent author of commentaries and contributor on the collaborative website Somatosphere editing its COVID-19 Forum:
- Why shutting down Chinese ‘wet markets’ could be a terrible mistake, The Conversation, January 31, 2020
- COVID-19 Forum, Somatosphere, March 6, 2020
- COVID-19 Forum II, Somatosphere, April 6, 2020
As the breeding ground for the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologists, public health officials, and wildlife conservationists have called for shutting down these markets. However, as a central means of sustenance for many communities around the world, the full impacts of closing the markets and necessary strategies to address them will be addressed.
Registration is free but you must register to receive your unique login link.