A child in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 24 is seen wearing a mask as protection against the coronavirus outbreak that originated Wuhan. Photo: Edmond So A child in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 24 is seen wearing a mask as protection against the coronavirus outbreak that originated Wuhan. Photo: Edmond So
A child in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 24 is seen wearing a mask as protection against the coronavirus outbreak that originated Wuhan. Photo: Edmond So
Dirk U. Pfeiffer
Opinion

Opinion

Dirk U. Pfeiffer

Wild animal link to coronavirus outbreak should revolutionise public health strategies

  • Why do some people prefer to eat meat from freshly slaughtered animals? How can people be convinced to change their behaviour?
  • A ‘one health’ approach, involving not just scientists but experts from disciplines such as economics and anthropology, could help

A child in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 24 is seen wearing a mask as protection against the coronavirus outbreak that originated Wuhan. Photo: Edmond So A child in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 24 is seen wearing a mask as protection against the coronavirus outbreak that originated Wuhan. Photo: Edmond So
A child in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 24 is seen wearing a mask as protection against the coronavirus outbreak that originated Wuhan. Photo: Edmond So
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Dirk U. Pfeiffer

Dirk U. Pfeiffer

Professor Dirk U. Pfeiffer is Chow Tak Fung Chair Professor of One Health at City University of Hong Kong. He is also a member of a number of worldwide advisory committees tackling zoonotic diseases.