Back in April, told me that investigations into #covid19 origin should also look at farmed raccoon dogs in China as possible intermediate hosts. Now, German scientists have made the first step, showing the animals can get and transmit #SARSCoV2.
Important paper re. origins of COVID & other SARSr-CoV. >14 million captive raccoon dogs in China. Were infected in markets during SARS & are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2. Avoid fur trims this winter season to help prevent the next pandemic!