– The food markets are a gigantic public health problem. Not just for biodiversity, says Björn Olsen.
The next time a pandemic is imminent, Olsen believes it will be a new flu virus, something that can be deeply problematic.
– Then the corona pandemic can be like a caress in comparison, because a flu is incredibly much more contagious. If it is a new flu where there is no herd immunity at all, it will be able to spread faster through all different age groups, says Olsen.
Olsen: We need a monitoring system
He believes that the ecological barriers where humans come close to the animals that infect must be broken. One of them may be to eat less meat.
– If we try to eat more locally produced, the points of contact for new pandemics will decrease. But we also need a monitoring system where you look for problematic viruses and problems with a more aggressive sampling, says Björn Olsen.
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