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Dr. Greger Warned Of Coronavirus Risk In 2008

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Renowned plant-based medic Dr. Michael Greger warned of the dangers of a corona-like pandemic more than 10 years ago.

Plant Based News has reshared a speech Dr. Greger made in 2008, when he was public health director at the Humane Society of  the United States in Washington DC.

In the speech, Dr. Greger said the ‘two greatest threats facing humanity, according to the United Nations, are climate change and emerging infectious disease’

‘Influential doctor’

Introducing the speech, PBN‘s Klaus Mitchell says: “Dr. Greger is, of course, the founder of nutritionfacts.org, and he’s a very influential doctor in the plant-based community.

“But a lot of people don’t realize that he actually has a background in infectious disease, and this speech I found from 2008 is extremely fascinating.

“It talks about the causes of these diseases and the likelihood of something like the coronavirus being a pandemic – which it now is. I think you will really enjoy it.”

Threats facing humanity

Dr. Greger opens his speech saying: “The two greatest threats facing humanity, according to the United Nations, are climate change and emerging infectious disease – particularly pandemic influenza.

“The current focus of pandemic discussions and debate understandably centers on what we in the public health community refer to as secondary prevention – mediating the impact of the next pandemic.

“But what of primary prevention – the possibility of preventing the emergence of pandemic viruses in the first place?”

You can watch the full video on PBN’s YouTube channel here

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