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Next Covid-19-level Pandemic Could Be Sooner Than You Think

Virologist Dr Kumitaa Theva Das says the next Covid-19-level pandemic could happen within our lifetimes — way sooner than scientists in the past would have expected.

Major pandemics used to happen once every 100-300 years, but Dr Kumitaa believes the next one could be less than 60 years away.

Watch the video to find out exactly why that’s happening (spoiler alert: it’s related to the climate crisis), and what we need to do to prepare for the next pandemic.

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