The novel coronavirus continues to make headlines all over the world. There have been all kinds of controversies regarding the latest potential treatments against the novel virus and about the vaccines as well.
All hell broke loose when the Delta variant appeared.
Also, not too long ago, we revealed that Fauci dropped some sad news about the disease.
Yahoo News notes that Fauci believes that lockdowns the country saw last year are not likely to return, but he warned “things will get worse” during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”.
Now, great news is finally revealed about all this.
Coronavirus antibodies revealed
Nature.com just revealed that one-third of white-tailed deer in the northeastern United States have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 — this is a sign that they have been infected with the virus.
These findings which have been revealed by an analysis of samples collected after the pandemic began, represent the first detection of widespread exposure to the virus in a population of wild animals.
This is what Arinjay Banerjee, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada just said.
The results are reported in a preprint posted on bioRxiv on 29 July 1. As Nature noted, they have not yet been peer-reviewed.
It’s been also revealed that there is the need to assess whether the deer can infect each other — and other species — in the wild.
“It’s an intriguing observation but still needs to be interpreted with caution.”
This is what Aaron Irving, an infectious diseases researcher at Zhejiang University in Haining, China, said.
The crucial questions are “how the virus spread to deer and if it will spread from infected deer to other wildlife or to domestic livestock such as cattle”, says Linda Saif, a virologist at the Ohio State University in Wooster.
In other optimistic news, Covid monitoring programme results are in.
Double vaccinated people are three times less likely than unvaccinated people to test positive for coronavirus, according to the React-1 study.
Stay tuned for more news.