. In Case You’ve Missed It Researcher finds ‘stunning’ rate of COVID among deer. Here’s what it means for humans « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – Between October and December of last year, researchers swabbed the noses of 93 dead deer from across Pennsylvania. Nearly a fifth of the animals tested positive for the coronavirus. This is one result from a new pair of soon-to-be-published studies with the latest evidence for coronavirus spillover from humans into wild white-tailed deer where the coronavirus picked up a raft of new mutations. In addition, in one case, the coronavirus most likely later spilled back from the deer into a human. That’s a first. These new findings — which follow an earlier study about the coronavirus in the white-tailed deer population.

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