What conditions favour successful mutations of the COVID-19 virus

Over the last few months we have seen the emergence of several successful mutations of COVID-19, famously in the UK where Rob Wallace named it the Bo-Jo virus! I speak with Rob Wallace to get a better understanding of the political and other conditions that favour the emergence of viable viruses. This is a follow up to previous podcasts when I interviewed Rob about Big Farms Make Big Flu and facilitated the launch of his new book, Dead Epidemiologists.

TUNE IN AT 3:00pm EST on January 25, 2020

Rob Wallace is an evolutionary epidemiologist with the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps. He is author of Dead Epidemiologist, Big Farms Make Big Flu and coauthor of Clear-Cutting Disease Control: Capital-Led Deforestation, Public Health Austerity, and Vector-Borne Infection. He has consulted with the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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