It’s like a moving target — it’s crazy. There’s nothing we can do about it, other than try and get people vaccinated really fast. — Timothy Sheahan, a virologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
It’s like a moving target — it’s crazy. There’s nothing we can do about it, other than try and get people vaccinated really fast. — Timothy Sheahan, a virologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report
Bats, humans, monkeys, minks, big cats and big apes — the coronavirus can make a home in many different animals. But now the list of potential hosts has expanded to include mice, according to an unnerving new study.

Infected rodents pose no immediate risk to people, even in cities like London and New York, where they are ubiquitous and unwelcome occupants of subway stations, basements and backyards.

Still, the finding is worrying. Along with previous work, it suggests that new mutations are giving the virus the ability to replicate in a wider array of animal species, experts said.

... “It’s like a moving target — it’s crazy,” he added. “There’s nothing we can do about it, other than try and get people vaccinated really fast.”
Read the full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/31/health/coronavirus-mice-animals.html