I recently read a good article about the impact from the devastation of nature to emerging diseases.
Researchers compared data from international institutions such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Gideon epidemic database.
It was very clear that there was a link between the original land use change and the virus and other infectious diseases.
It is also suggested that suggests that epidemics will increase as biodiversity decreases.
These studies do not take into account only deforestation but the reallocation of land such as agriculture, artificial plantations, animal husbandry, real estate projects, extraction of raw materials, etc. The disruption of ecosystems would result in the transmission of viruses.
Sadly this finding didn’t have the expected impact on our leaders because the data on climate change was not included.