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Risk of more COVID-19 as use of handwashing stations declines in Nairobi, Kenya

“People are no longer washing their hands. They think that this virus is a scam and they have grown comfortable. I am the only one using this handwashing station unlike during the first wave, when people would wash their hands so much that I would fill this jerrican every day, sometimes even twice,” she says, referring to her black 20-litre container positioned near her metallic makeshift shop.

Pangolins in the Dock

The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal. No one truly knows its conservation status in Kenya. When COVID-19 broke out in early 2020, some medical researchers linked coronavirus to horseshoe bats. Other researchers suspected the malayan or javan pangolin to be the intermediate host of coronavirus before it jumped to human beings. But is the pangolin really guilty as charged?