Comedy During A Global Pandemic, How Climate Change Furthers Disease Spread

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An electron microscope image of 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19.
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. AP Photo

We speak with a comedian and a musician who collaborated on a pandemic-themed song parody to discuss how creativity can soothe us in these uncertain times. Then, a global health expert explains the role climate change may play in future pandemics and the spread of infectious diseases.

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  • Why Climate Change Can Lead To More Pandemics

    Climate change negatively affects human health in the form of increased air pollution, more natural disasters and a higher risk of water-borne illness. There’s also a link between climate change and the spread of infectious disease. An expert joins us who argues that actions taken against climate change also reduce the risk of future pandemics.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Molly Stentz Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Adrian Grimes Guest
  • Dana Jay Bein Guest
  • Dr. Jonathan Patz Guest

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