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Bats unfairly made scapegoat for coronavirus, expert says


Bats have been unfairly blamed for spreading coronavirus and face potential long-term damage to their reputation due to unproven theories and “careless” untruths on the internet, an expert on the winged mammals has said. Lisa Worledge, head of conservation services at UK charity the Bat Conservation Trust, said the spurious allegations created widespread and “misplaced fear” about the role of the nocturnal animals during the pandemic.

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