In a rare public statement, Mother Nature said today that she really, honest-to-god feels sorry for mankind as it suffers through a coronavirus pandemic.
“That’s tough, mankind, really tough,” she told attendees at a UN conference on the relationship between deforestation and pandemics. “Must suck to be you.”
According to virologists, deforestation increases the likelihood of viral transmission between animals and humans and is considered a leading cause of recent increases in epidemics and pandemics.
“The 40% of of wildlife populations that hasn’t been destroyed by human activity since 1974,” she added, “sends its thoughts and prayers, too.”
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