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Europe is slaughtering millions of mink to curb the spread of COVID-19

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Mink around the world are getting infected with a mutated strain of the coronavirus.
After hundreds of human coronavirus cases in Denmark were linked to the animals, the government ordered the culling of its entire population of 17 million mink in early November.
Some mink breeders and lawmakers protested the decision, demanding farmers be compensated for the slaughtering.
Denmark is the world's largest exporter of mink fur, and many fear that this move could mean the end of the mink industry in Europe.
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Mainland China reports nine new COVID-19 cases, down from 12 a day earlier

Mainland China reports nine new COVID-19 cases, down from 12 a day earlier

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Mainland China reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 1, down from 12 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Wednesday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said seven of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. Two new local cases were reported in the Inner Mongolia region, the commission said. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed, fell to three from five a day earlier. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 86,551, while the death toll...
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