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At present there’s no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is having any detrimental effect on deer. And for humans, our infinitely greater problem is spread from other humans,
There’s “no evidence that you can get COVID-19 by eating [contaminated] food, including wild hunted game meat,” the USDA says
Exactly how deer may have been exposed to the virus remains uncertain, though researchers suspect they were infected by humans. “Multiple activities could bring deer into contact with people, including captive cervid operations, field research, conservation work, wildlife tourism, wildlife rehabilitation, supplemental feeding, and hunting,” the USDA researchers wrote. Other possibilities include that they contracted it through contaminated wastewater or from exposure to other infected species like mink
originally posted by: tamusan
a reply to: JAGStorm
I'm not surprised that it's in the deer and other wildlife. I expected it. But I will be surprised if their next move is not to require vaccination to hunt.
originally posted by: AccessDenied
I have no idea why but my thoughts when reading this immediately went to...
What if this is how they start creating a panic that Covid infects the food supply?Start with the Wild game. ..deter hunting, because most would turn to that first if our front line meat supply was cut off for whatever reason. Then just let it progress from there....Suddenly the beef, pork and poultry are testing positive,must be culled,causing shortages,and creating a new demand for their meat alternative products.
Damn that's a stretch but at this point anything is possible.
Hope like HELL I'm wrong.