What is it about bats that makes them such distinctive incubators of viruses that – within the occasion that they soar species – might per chance furthermore be so darn deadly to us?
Why attain bats continue to exist the total viruses they harbour?
And, before we blame bats for the COVID-19 pandemic, attain we deserve to elevate a valid gaze at our ourselves – folks?
Is it us now now not them?
A shut gaze on the bat-lifestyles, science, China’s natural world trade, wet markets, diets, values – and the changing way all of us dwell in landscapes everywhere.
Professor Deborah Cao
Author, Animals in China: Legislation and Society (2015)
Dr Hume Discipline
Veterinarian and environmental scientist
Science and Policy Advisor for China and South-east Asia regions
Sound engineer: Julian McKenzie