As Covid-19 continues to dominate headlines, public health experts view this as an opportunity to learn from the situation and plan for pandemics that may arise from climate change and environmental degradation.

The coronavirus crisis has exposed the fragility of many healthcare systems to experts and the general public around the world. Some public health officials have viewed the recent crisis as a wake-up call for nations to invest in their healthcare systems.

Dr. Maya Negev of University of Haifa, says: “From a public health or health systems perspective, we can see how the coronavirus prepares us for future climate emergencies because we see how healthcare systems need to be prepared for periods with a great increase in morbidity.” Ynet