How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

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NutritionFacts .org
27 Jul 2020

Preventing the next global pandemic: We need to reform the food system before it’s too late.

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As I said in the video, cell- and plant-based meats are not the healthiest options from a personal health standpoint in terms of chronic disease, but in terms of infectious disease, they present zero pandemic risk.

Here is the whole series in case you missed any:
1. Where Do Deadly Coronaviruses Like MERS-CoV Come From? (
2. The SARS Coronavirus and Wet Markets (
3. Where Did the COVID-19 Coronavirus Come From? (
4. The Last Coronavirus Pandemic May Have Been Caused by Livestock (
5. R0 and Incubation Periods: How Other Coronavirus Outbreaks Were Stopped (
6. Social Distancing, Lockdowns & Testing: How to Slow the COVID-19 Pandemic (
7. COVID-19 Symptoms vs. the Flu, a Cold or Allergies (
8. Modifiable Risk Factors and Comorbidities for Severe COVID-19 Infection (
9. The Immune System and COVID-19 Treatment (
10. Would Zinc Lozenges Help with COVID-19? (
11. How to Avoid COVID-19 (
12. Hand Washing & Sanitizing to Inactivate COVID-19 Coronavirus (
13. What to Do if You Come Down with COVID-19 (
14. The Best Mask or DIY Face Covering for COVID-19 (
15. How COVID-19 Ends: Vaccination, Mutations, and Herd Immunity (
16. The COVID-19 Pandemic May Just Be a Dress Rehearsal (
17. How to Prevent the Next Pandemic (

Note I glossed over the details of exactly how animal agriculture contributes to pandemic risk. What you need is a comprehensive book with thousands of scientific citations! Check out my latest book How to Survive a Pandemic ( (note: all my proceeds from this book are donated to pandemic prevention charities). And this is the last chance to download ( this whole series for free if you want to have it in one place!

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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