A REALLY BAD TIME TO BE A SCALY ANTEATER!

Updated: May 16

Newly emerged coronavirus did not spill over from scaly anteaters, researchers say


Date: May 14, 2020

Source: PLOS


Summary: Mammals known as scaly anteaters are natural hosts of coronaviruses, but are not likely the direct source of the recent outbreak in humans, according to a new study. I think the key word here causing concern in the Scaly Anteater population is "likely." Humans have reacted by destroying entire populations based on words suggesting lower probability than the word "likely." These animals who regularly can be seen at the Beachcomber and the Pennant are now looking for less conspicuous hangouts. If you are a Scaly Anteater lover, and you operate a short term rental, perhaps we can find a way to get you two together.


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