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

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

Asian golden cat habitat

Myanmar forest - by (flicts)
The Asian golden cat habitat is forest - various kinds of forest from lowlands to 3,000 meters above sea level. Sometimes this species of cat is found in open spaces and rocky areas.

The types of forest, that are the habitat of this cat, are as follows:
  • dry deciduous forest
  • tropical rainforest
  • evergreen forest
Despite being a forest dweller, this cat is mainly a ground hunter but a good climber. This is a courageous cat capable of killing large prey despite weighing a maximum of about 35 lbs.

The forests that this cat inhabits are in Tibet (possibly), Nepal, Mayanmar, Laos, Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, China, Vietnam, Cambodia.

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