However, Francois Balloux, the director of the University College London Genetics Institute and a professor of computational systems biology, has spoken out about his doubts on implementing a cull, saying that strains are arising 'constantly'.
"There are thousands of mutations in SARS-CoV-2 arising constantly," he said on Twitter. "The fact that a few have been observed in minks will not change the strains in circulation in humans. If they were beneficial for the virus to infect its human host, they would be at high frequency already." Denmark To Kill 17 Million Mink Due To Potential Coronavirus Cross-Contamination