Denmark plans to slaughter up to 17 million farmed mink because a coronavirus mutation discovered in the animals that may have spread to humans, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday.She said the mutation could lower the effectiveness of a future vaccine.“We have a great responsibility towards our own population, but with the mutation that has now been found, we have an even greater responsibility for the rest of the world as well,” Frederiksen said in a news conference, according to Reuters.At least 5 cases of the new strain of the virus were found on farms and at least 12 in humans, Danish authorities said, according to Reuters. CORONAVIRUS CASES DISCOVERED IN MINKS ON UTAH FARMS, FIRST IN USFrederiksen said the slaughter would happen as soon as possible and would involve the armed forces, according to The New York Times. FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, minks look out of a cage at a fur farm in the village of Litusovo, northeast of Minsk, Belarus. Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File) Denmark is the world’s


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