Denmark to Sacrifice 17 Million Minks to Contain New Coronavirus Variant

The new strain could endanger the effectiveness of a future vaccine, according to Scandinavian authorities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Government of Denmark has ordered the slaughter of millions of mink after a new mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was detected and spread among farms and infected humans.

There are at least 12 people infected by this new strain of the virus in the Jutland peninsula - the continental part that borders Germany. According to Danish authorities, this version of the virus poses a serious risk to public health, as it could spread across Europe and threaten the effectiveness of future coronavirus vaccines.

On Thursday, the Scandinavian government announced the strict confinement of seven . . .

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