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.
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