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    Re: Possible risk to pet ferrets from COVID-19

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    especially since it's contradictory to what our CDC & USDA have said (see my post above), but keep in mind that some of our agencies have not been fully forthcoming either, esp. lately.
    As soon as the infected mink were discovered, scientists across the globe and the CDC said that the mink variants might pose a threat. So it is more than a little disingenuous to claim that they have not been forthcoming about it. There have also been genetic level analyses of the mink variants and, so far, none of them show any indication that they would undermine the efficacy of the vaccines. There are more than a few papers out there detailing all of this: Vet.Path., Nature, Science, Emerg.Infect.Dis., Journ.Transl.Med., Euro.Survell...
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    Re: Possible risk to pet ferrets from COVID-19

    Quote Originally Posted by asplundii View Post
    As soon as the infected mink were discovered, scientists across the globe and the CDC said that the mink variants might pose a threat. So it is more than a little disingenuous to claim that they have not been forthcoming about it. There have also been genetic level analyses of the mink variants and, so far, none of them show any indication that they would undermine the efficacy of the vaccines. There are more than a few papers out there detailing all of this: Vet.Path., Nature, Science, Emerg.Infect.Dis., Journ.Transl.Med., Euro.Survell...
    I did not mean to imply that this was intentional, but obviously there HAS been some political tampering recently on some things, & also, things do change as more is learned. That's all I meant, thanks for your input.
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