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Animal Farms: COVID-19 Doesn’t Need Humans to Survive.  

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1. Guzman CD. Hong Kong Says Hamsters May Have Infected a Pet Shop Worker With COVID-19. Now They All Must Die. Time. Jan. 18, 2022.
2. Animals and COVID-19. CDC. Updated Nov. 18, 2021.
3. Mahtani S. Yu T. Hong Kong to kill 2,000 hamsters because of suspected animal-to-human coronavirus transmission. The Washington Post. Jan. 19, 2022.
4. Branswell H. Some experts suggest Omicron variant may have evolved in an animal host. STAT. Dec. 2, 2021.
5. Cats may catch COVID-19 from sleeping on their owner's bed. June. 30, 2021.
6. Brranswell H. Spread of mutated coronavirus in Danish mink ‘hits all the scary buttons,’ but fears may be overblown. STAT. Nov. 5, 2020.
7. Study shows SARS-CoV-2 jumped between people and mink, providing strong evidence of zoonotic transmission. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. EurekAlert! Sep. 17, 2020.
8 Maron DF, Denmark to cull 15 million mink after coronavirus spillover into humans. National Geographic. Nov. 4, 2020. Minks spreading coronavirus to humans more often than thought (  
9. Santucci J. Three snow leopards at Nebraska zoo die from COVID-19 complications. USA Today. Nov. 13, 2021.
10. Daly N. Bears, baboons, tigers are getting COVID vaccines at zoos across the U.S. National Geographic. Aug. 20, 2021.
11. World Organization for Animal Health. OIE-WAHIS. Report ID: IN_152659. Jan. 12, 2021.
12. Chandler JC, et al. SARS-CoV-2 exposure in wild white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.S. Nov. 23, 2021.
13. Kuchipudi SV, Surendran-Nair, M, et al. Multiple spillovers and onward transmission of SARS-Cov-2 in free-living and captive White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). bioRxiv. Nov. 1, 2021.  

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