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I was wondering when ongoing cross-species coronavirus infection would be discovered and what mitigation methods would be applied   ...OK, this seems pretty drastic.

 

Denmark plans to cull its mink population after coronavirus mutation spreads to humans
REUTERS | WORLD NEWS | NOVEMBER 4, 20209:41 PM

 

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will cull its mink population of up to 17 million after a mutation of the coronavirus found in the animals spread to humans, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

 

“We have been informed by Denmark of a number of persons infected with coronavirus from mink, with some genetic changes in the virus,” WHO said in a statement emailed to Reuters in Geneva. “The Danish authorities are investigating the epidemiological and virological significance of these findings.”

 

 

>> Click the above newslink to read the full article, or click here on Google News to find more 'Mink cull" and "Minks susceptible to Covid-19" articles around the world.

 

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What vaccine?

Don't worry. They are not talking about wild animals.   They are talking about the mink farms.   Even if they kill wild minks...that is a good thing, as they are an invasive introd

I don't know which sounds more dangerous - a coronavirus that can spread to humans, or wiping out a whole species of predator. Is it even possible to accurately predict the effects on the balance

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14 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

Don't worry. They are not talking about wild animals.

 

They are talking about the mink farms.

 

Even if they kill wild minks...that is a good thing, as they are an invasive introduced species in Europe

..from releases and escapes from mink farms.

 

They harm native wildlife and have caused the native European mink (a different species) to be virtually extinct now. 

Perhaps some scientist could claim that American grey squirrels in the UK are spreading corona then. They are an introduced species and wiping out the native red squirrel. They could certainly do with eliminating from Britain.

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16 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Perhaps some scientist could claim that American grey squirrels in the UK are spreading corona then. They are an introduced species and wiping out the native red squirrel. They could certainly do with eliminating from Britain.

That would be very difficult as they are free roaming and not caged up in fur farms. 

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On 11/6/2020 at 10:17 AM, jak2002003 said:

That would be very difficult as they are free roaming and not caged up in fur farms. 

On uk news they are showing teams in hazmat suits heading for mink farms in the north of Denmark.

The worry is that the new strain  may be vaccine resistant so that's why UK is stopping entry  of people from Denmark.

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14 hours ago, overherebc said:

On uk news they are showing teams in hazmat suits heading for mink farms in the north of Denmark.

The worry is that the new strain  may be vaccine resistant so that's why UK is stopping entry  of people from Denmark.

"No reason to worry", they say...

 

North Denmark in lockdown over mutated virus in mink farms

 

In seven northern Danish municipalities with some 280,000 residents sport and cultural activities have been suspended, public transportation has been stopped and regional borders have been closed. Only people with so-called “critical functions” such as police and health officials and different authorities are being permitted to cross municipal boundaries.

 

No problem. Says WHO?

 

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I always thought of Denmark as a kind, friendly, humane country. Now I read that they are the biggest mink producer in the world simply for their fur. Disgusting practice.

At least the pigs there are for making bacon.

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26 minutes ago, KannikaP said:

I always thought of Denmark as a kind, friendly, humane country. Now I read that they are the biggest mink producer in the world simply for their fur. Disgusting practice.

At least the pigs there are for making bacon.

The meat doesn't go in the trashcan . , no not for human consumption but animal food etc ...

Stop thinking in 1 direction , think beyond your nose ... nothing goes to waste .

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33 minutes ago, KannikaP said:

I always thought of Denmark as a kind, friendly, humane country. Now I read that they are the biggest mink producer in the world simply for their fur. Disgusting practice.

At least the pigs there are for making bacon.

 

 There is a lot of ''indoctrination'' regarding Denmark...Having lived here for more than 10 years, I can assure you is not the paradise, som media outlets, are selling.Certainly not the happiest country in the world(at least for non-danes)...But they work hard to show you that their happiness is better and ''happier'' than yours, combined with Jante Law, which seems to dictate their social life, and their inferiority complex, which quickly swifts to arrogance.

 

Example of danish thinking...The US election have (also) been decided by a dane...The other lady who was a candidate, cannot remember her name, has actually danish roots and a major danish news channel wrote that she could be the reason why Trump lost the election, as she took votes from him...

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