Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Many people worry about bats as a source of viruses, including the one that has caused a worldwide pandemic. But another question is surfacing: Could humans pass the novel coronavirus to wildlife, specifically North American bats? It may seem like the last pandemic worry right now, far down the line after concerns about getting sick […]

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White Sox notebook: Yoan Moncada expected to be ready for opener

Yoan Moncada of the White Sox bats against the Cubs during an exhibition game at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 20, 2020. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) | Getty White Sox manager Rick Renteria said third baseman Yoan Moncada is expected to be in the lineup when the team opens the season against the Twins […]

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White Sox’ Yermin Mercedes: ‘I know Chicago fans love me’

Yermin Mercedes of the White Sox bats during an intrasquad game at Guaranteed Rate Field. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Don’t look too much into Mercedes and Andrew Vaughn getting looks at third base in Yoan Moncada’s absence. Even with Yoan Moncada on the 10-day injured list, don’t read too much into Andrew Vaughn and Yermin […]

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Louisville Slugger shuts down factories with baseball in limbo

Since there’s no baseball, there’s no need for bats, which is bad news for Hillerich & Bradsby, the company that has made Louisville Slugger bats for over a century. They’ve close their factories and museums, which has led to the furloughing of “the vast majority of its workforce,” according to the Louisville Courier Journal. In […]

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Significance of Pangolin Viruses in Human Pandemic Remains Murky

Pangolins, once suspected as the missing link from bats to humans in the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, may not have played that role, some scientists say, although the animals do host viruses that are similar to the new human coronavirus. Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, an organization that works on animal-to-human spillover […]

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