Pandemic Era

a person wearing surgical gloves holds a globeSome exquisite, stunning writing has arisen out of the pandemic that brings urgency to the issue of curtailing meat and animal product production and consumption. Here is a selection well worth reading.

Pandemic News & Info for the Vegetarian/Vegan Community

Takeaways from Dr. Greger’s Webinar on COVID-19
This comprehensive summary by vegan MD Michael Greger succinctly presents the topic from soup to nuts in a clear and digestible manner, laying out all the stats. From the emergence of global diseases, to COVID-19’s outbreak, to slowing a pandemic, to treating and avoiding it, to what to do if you get it, to how it ends, to preventing future pandemics.

All Videos for COVID-19 from NutritionFacts.org
This library of videos by Dr. Greger examines such topics as:
What can we learn from other countries and the 1918 pandemic to slow COVID-19?
Why can’t we stop COVID-19 like we stopped SARS and MERS, the other two 21st century coronavirus outbreaks?
The next coronavirus pandemic may come from pigs not pangolins.
The role live animal markets and the trade in exotic animals have played in the emergence of deadly coronavirus outbreaks.
How to treat the cause by preventing the emergence of pandemic viruses in the first place.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
An authoritative source of nutrition and healthy lifestyle information, the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, offers an array of new or newly-updated articles to help us through the pandemic and beyond. Along with a new article on How Viruses in Meat Affect Human Health, articles focus on the various ways to support immune health and psychological well-being while harboring in place, plus some practical items on stocking your pantry for a viral epidemic, and some easy immune-boosting soup recipes.

PCRM’s Foods To Boost the Immune System
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) offers a summary on vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to boost the immune system, with recipes incorporating them that show the nutrition facts per serving.

Harvard Medical School: Coronavirus Resource Center
Another voice of authority brings together pertinent information on coronavirus, and referral links to an endless number of other intriguing topics.

Mass.gov’s COVID-19 Dashboard
If you like to see statistics in the form of bar and line graphs and pie charts, click on “COVID-19 dashboard” which is updated each day by 4 p.m.