Though most pandemics did not occur after the invention of the automobile, there are countless harmful effects on humans that can result from global warming, especially in developing, low income countries. Pandemics in an age of pollution are not necessarily the worst of our fears, especially because of the effects that air pollutants can have on the lungs. They can put "you at risk for lung cancer, heart attacks, stroke and in extreme cases, premature death."
Our effect on the environment should not be overshadowed by the effects of COVID-19 and the pandemics throughout history, and the death toll may be even greater within the next thirty years. Just because there is no evidential correlation between pandemics and the environment does not diminish the profound consequences that global warming has on humanity.