This was one of my conclusions in 1972, after 9 months of studying the available evidence.
We have had “lucky” calls with Ebola, Zika, SARS, AIDS and several others. Our luck is still holding: despite the global panic, COVID19 is a relatively low-impact disease, something like the 1918 flue epidemic that killed more people than all the casualties of the First World War.
There are far more murderous, far more infectious diseases waiting.
This essay sets it all out. It clearly and logically ties the issue to climate change, increased urbanisation, deforestation, and in all the other ways the Monster Economy is eating up our planet’s life support system.