Dr Alison Peel addresses the myths and negative press about bats and COVID-19

Social and traditional media in Australia has seen an increase in myths and fears that flying foxes may be carrying or spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Dr Alison Peel has gone on record in several interviews as well as co-authoring an article for The Conversation in which she dispels myths and explains why flying foxes are a crucial species in the Australian landscape.

Read the stories:

  1. Yes, bats have lots of viruses, but the spill over to humans is because of humans; says bat expert

  2. No, Aussie bats won’t give you COVID-19. We rely on them more than you think

  3. Do our fruit bats carry the virus behind COVID-19?

  4. Can you catch COVID-19 from Aussie bats? When are you immune? Your questions answered

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