Dear Friends of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center,
I wanted to share some perspectives from my colleagues and I related to the pandemic crisis we find ourselves immersed in
. I have spent my career trying to think of ways to enhance our species' respect and concern for the rest of life on Earth. Perhaps a tiny, invisible virus will be what actually tips the scale towards a critical mass of global understanding of the fact that our own health is intimately tied to how we treat the natural world. I provided the essay Preventing the Next Pandemic: We Can Make This a 'Never Again' Moment to The Times of India at their invitation, which I very much appreciated, only learning later that it is the largest English language daily in the world - one that reaches audiences we don't necessarily regularly access.
As always, I hope you find this e-newsletter useful and thought-provoking. Please let me know, and I hope you are keeping safe in this unprecedented time.