So in Illinois this season, if they count the deer harvest numbers like they do the human "covid harvest", then ALL the deer killed by bow or gun will be counted as a "covid death" if they test positive for it even if their heart and lungs have wide pass through cuts or if by gun, just red pudding for heart/lungs. Got it.
So if bats were first carriers after it left the Chinese lab, you would assume mammals to human contagion then why not the reverse of humans transmission back to mammals???
When I was down with covid hard for eight days in February and couldn't/wouldn't get off the couch (felt like I was dying, or wanted too) and my 2 house dogs were all over me, laying with me, laying on top of me, licking me, licking the sweat off at times and I was actually concerned of me transmitting it to them, but too sick to do anything about it at the time, and then watched them closely after I started feeling a little better, but neither showed any signs of illness... One is almost 13 years old and has cataracts and cancer, but never showed any signs of illness... It was comforting having them there at the time and both seemed to know I was sick....
Am no doctor or scientist to understand animal to human transmission or visa versa, but would be nice to know in layman's terms how that works...
Deer in the Midwest been sick for awhile. I don’t have the first shred of fact to back that up. But, if you’ve watched the hunting public, you’ve seen video after video of deer coughing and sneezing on their Midwest hunts.
I’ve deer hunted a lot. I’ve rarely heard a deer cough or sneeze at all. In 35 years of hunting them.
33% of the 481 deer tested over a 15 month period from NY, MI, Il, and PA tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. There are ZERO answers to the obvious questions, such as: How did the deer get COVID? Can it be transferred through the herd? Can it jump species to other animals or humans? Is the meat safe to eat if you harvest a deer? Will there be mandatory COVID testing of harvested deer? Do I need to wear an N95 mask while in my tree stand?
Well if they make the deer hunting mask rules like they did for restaurant patrons, then you'll have to wear a mask while walking TO your stand, but once you're in it then you can take it off. BUT....if you have to "water the flowers", then you'll have to put it on again.
Apparently Covid is only transmissible to those who are standing up!