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

Why do cats have 9 lives?

Holy Trinity - 3 doors - by stevecadman
Cats have numerous lives because they seem lucky in getting out of trouble that might cause injury and/or death. It is not luck. Cats are intuitively smart and very athletic. But why, "9 lives"? Why not 3 or 5 lives?

The answer is that the number 9 is associated with luck. This it seems goes back to biblical times. We know about the holy trinity: God the father, the son and the holy ghost - three entities.

People like the idea of three. Three is a better number than two. Apparently it used to be be God the father and son (2). But the holy ghost (or holy spirit) was added as it was a better concept.

To that we can add the "three qualities of the universe: Time, Space, and Matter" (1). And thus we have 3 x 3 = 9 - the trinity of trinities.

In medieval times, numbers had more significance. They still do. But in ancient times numbers had a mystical quality and were, for example, incorporated into architecture.

Note: (1) Source: What is Biblical Numerology?

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