Secondary Symptoms #4:

The Covid Kings

We liked Tiger King so much because it felt like the escapism we needed during a brutal pandemic. But actually, it wasn't escapist at all. Because according to our best theories, Covid-19 is the result of unsafe practices in the exotic animal trade. So we were all watching a documentary about the very industry that put us in isolation, and we didn't seem to realize it. This week, animal welfare, workers rights, and Covid-19.

There's an expert behind everything.

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