In the News
April 10, 2020
“When we harvest wild animals from all over the world and bring them into markets, let them all mix together, what we’re doing is creating the perfect storm..." says the Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Steve Osofsky, on wet markets.
April 04, 2020 by Steve Osofsky
I have spent my career trying to think of ways to enhance my own species’ respect and concern for the rest of life on Earth. Perhaps a tiny, invisible virus will be what actually (hopefully) tips the scales towards a critical mass of global understanding of the fact that our own health is intimately tied to how we treat the natural world…. It’s not too soon to make this a “never again” moment. The very good news is that we can, and we must.
April 03, 2020
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky shares his views on steps we must take to greatly decrease the chances of future pandemics.
April 02, 2020
Cornell veterinary student Mariah Rayfield Beck ’20 discusses the implications of the connection between wildlife health, human disease, and how we can all be conservationists.
March 31, 2020
Cornell experts discuss COVID-19's origin and its impact on the global economy. Cornell's Dr. Alex Travis states "if COVID-19 teaches us anything, it's that we can't afford not to pay attention to how we interact with the environment."
March 25, 2020
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky states "this is a viral lottery," describing how all sorts of wildlife normally separated by continents are brought together at markets in Asia. "If you're a virus and you survive by spreading, you couldn't create a more perfect system for aiding and abetting the next pandemic."
March 12, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives and institutions around the world in numerous ways, and Cornell faculty members have shared their expertise on everything from the virus itself to impacts on local and global economies.
February 25, 2020
New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that it takes as few as 10 minutes in a natural setting for college students to feel happier and lessen the effects of stress both physically and mentally.
February 02, 2020
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center’s Dr. Steve Osofsky describes how One Health thinking can help humanity avoid outbreaks of emerging diseases like COVID-19.
January 28, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread in China and beyond, Cornell’s Dr. Steve Osofsky says it’s time to shut down the "wet markets" the virus came from.