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CNN article featuring Peter Daszak and hunting viruses to predict pandemics

Peter Daszak, senior research fellow at the Center for Tropical Research was featured in a CNN article on coronaviruses. Daszak is a virus hunter. Over the past 10 years, he has visited over 20 countries trying to prevent the next big pandemic by searching bat caves for new pathogens. More specifically, new coronaviruses. The findings of Daszak, and others like him, inform an open-source library of all known animal viruses, from which scientists can forecast which strains are most likely to spill over to humans, in order to ready the world for a new pandemic like Covid-19.