Scientists claim that over 80% of deer in Iowa tested positive for COVID-19
· Nov 5, 2021 ·

Okay, I think it's fair to finally conclude, after two years of this stuff, that COVID-19 has officially jumped the shark:

When researchers in Iowa first began testing deer for COVID-19 in April of 2020, they didn't find any signs of the virus for months. That changed in the fall when the first positives popped up in September and October.

Then in a seven-week period from just before Thanksgiving until January 10, 82.5% of the deer tested positive, signs that it was spreading rapidly among white-tailed deer.

The research by Penn State and the Iowa DNR is still in peer review, but they write it's the first to show evidence of widespread dissemination of COVID-19 in wildlife and that it shows that deer have the potential to be a "major reservoir host" for the virus.

Okay, um...

How are deer spreading this virus? Are they getting together in large unmasked groups to eat dandelions? Are they not maintaining six feet of social distance at the watering hole? Do we need to shut down the forest for a couple weeks to slow the spread?

Anyway, look, if things really get out of hand...there's a pretty easy way to deal with deer.

I'm just sayin.

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