Warren Khanna Letter Highlights Need to Stop Deforestation to Prevent Pandemics

More than 141 U.S. senators and representatives have signed onto a letter that emphasizes a need for comprehensive action to prevent and mitigate future pandemics. The letter outlines five key steps that Congressional leadership should take including halting “environmental degradation that increases the likelihood of global pandemics.” We know that one of the most important ways to prevent future pandemics is to stop deforestation and this letter stresses that even as we respond to the current pandemic, we must still be preparing for the next one.

The full letter is available here.