A popular doctor is warning about a future virus that could be worse than the coronavirus. Dr. Michael Greger, the author of the best-selling book How Not To Die, says a deadlier plague could come from chickens if we aren’t careful about our food supply. His new book, How to Survive a Pandemic: Overcoming COVID-19 and Preventing the Next Deadly Outbreak, goes into detail on the subject.

His book discusses poultry transmitted viruses like H5N1 could be deadlier than the coronavirus if it passes from chickens to humans. He writes, “With so many different coronaviruses circulating among so many different species, it is considered likely a matter of when, not if, the next recombinant coronavirus will emerge and burst into the human population. While global pangolin populations are in drastic decline, we produce and slaughter more than a billion pigs each year, nearly half in China along, raising the spectre that the next pandemic may arise from domestic rather than wild animals, an event that may actually have already happened.”

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Dr. Greger, a long-time advocate for plant-based diets, is urging people to consider how domestic animals are raised and how to stop animal-borne diseases from spreading. He says, “long as there is poultry, there will be pandemics.”

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