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  19 months ago

Why do major pandemics seem to come from China? Covid 19, SARS, H1N1?

Is is the huge population, laxer laws, or something in the water or climate there? WHY do you think that this area produces pandemics and lethal diseases where other places don't seem to? And is there anything can that be done to help it not happen? They have rallied amazingly against Covid 19, but will there be another pandemic from this area in another few years, and will they be able to stop that?


  19 months ago
Dr. Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance, says "South Central China is a noted "mixing vessel" for viruses." And another doctor Dr.Steven Paul Novella has explained why China is a hotspot for novel diseases. He says, "It’s not a big mystery why this is happening… lots of concentrated population, with intimate contact with lots of species of animals that are potential reservoirs, and they don’t have great hygiene required. It’s a recipe for spitting out these kinds of viruses." And I think he's right.


  19 months ago
Would like share some info to get a few facts correct:
1. The 2009 flu pandemic (H1N1 or swine flu) was an influenza pandemic.
2. The swine flu was initially seen in Mexico in April 2009.


  19 months ago
I think possibly the large population and like sue said the food perhaps they are eating and the health practices. It cannot be healthy having so many people crammed together like that. Oh how I love New Zealand.


  19 months ago
SARS and H1N1 aren't pandemics, Covid-19 is the only pandemic..

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