Sumary of Do You Actually Need to Worry About COVID-19 Spreading in Deer?:
- Last year, computer models suggested the virus could easily enter deer cells.
- In 2020, COVID-19 outbreaks at mink farms in Denmark led the country to kill 17 million minks over similar concerns.
- Plus, experts worry whether the virus can spread easily from deer to other animals.
- While these are major concerns for the greater public health, on an individual level, the main risk from COVID-19-infected deer would theoretically be from having close contact with the animals.