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When people know how Covid-19 probably started, they are more likely to support wildlife conservation

Shreedhar, Ganga and Mourato, Susana (2020) When people know how Covid-19 probably started, they are more likely to support wildlife conservation. LSE Covid 19 Blog (30 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While many scientists think COVID-19 jumped from animals to humans, which can be more likely to happen as we deplete natural environments, the idea that it came from a biosecurity lab in Wuhan persists. Ganga Shreedhar and Susana Mourato (LSE) showed people different articles about the origin of the virus and found that they were more likely to support wildlife conservation policies if the link with human actions was made clear. Telling them about the lab theory reduced that support, even when articles contained information about animal to human transmission.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Psychological and Behavioural Science
Geography & Environment
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 09:45
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105934

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