Domestic cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated in the future against Covid-19 to protect people

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This is a quick note but one worth making nonetheless. I think I can predict that in the long term, perhaps in about 18 months to 2 years time, governments in various countries, perhaps predominantly in the West, will be thinking about vaccinating companion animals as a second phase protective measure against Covid-19.  This is because there is a concern amongst some scientists that animals may create a reservoir for mutant variants of the Covid-19 virus. As the virus is zoonotic it can theoretically and actually be transmitted from animals to people and this must apply also to companion animals. Danish mink farmer with white mink due to be euthanised. Photo per credit Perhaps because of the general panicked nature of governmental responses to the coronavirus pandemic, not enough work has been done on this aspect of the spread of the disease. In addition nobody wants to alarm anybody which may lead to companion animal abuse. In fact, in China, at the outset of the pandemic, there were

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Anonymous said…
Well said. I totally agree. It is all about people and how we manage the planet.
Michael Broad said…
Thanks for the comment and sorry for the very slow response. Glad someone agrees with me. A lot of people don't get it. Too wrapped up in their own human world.
Ben Turner said…
I have been writing a report on the future survival of the Bengal tiger for college and i must say, i agree with all of your points. The amount people are trying to do to save species and yet most people dont even know about it. Thanks for all the great information i found here.
Michael Broad said…
The majority of are ignorant of what is happening to the Bengal tiger. There is a gradual extinction in the wild going on.

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