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Pandemics and Populations



Year of publication 2021
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description This paper discusses the connection between pandemics and populations. It points out that new disease outbreaks of pandemic scale are a near mathematical certainty and that their origins can be traced back to human overpopulation, which – in tandem with the overexploitation of nature – facilitates the emergence and spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. The paper also underlines the threat of exponential growth, both in the cases of the COVID-19 pandemic and the human ‘pandemic’ (or ongoing rapid human population growth, however one calls it). Similarities of exponential growth between both pandemics can help humans to realize the later they start acting, the more draconic measures they must put into play. The paper concludes by stating that if humans want to stop and prevent other pandemics to come, they and the policy-makers must address the drivers and risks of pandemic diseases, i.e., human populations.
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