Equilibrium/Sustainability — Deer populations may ‘host’ coronavirus


At least three COVID-19 variants are circulating through wild populations of white-tailed deer across northeast Ohio, according to researchers from Ohio State University.

No one is quite sure how the deer are being infected — but humans are the prime candidate, biologist Suresh Kuchipudi told WGAL news in reference to an unrelated Penn State study that found COVID-19 in 80 percent of the deer they sampled.

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