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

Do Cats Love Us Or Manipulate Us?


Michael Broad said…
I like this video because it's very cleanly presented with a very straightforward message which debunks what cat detractors argue namely that they don't have the capacity to have affection for us; they only manipulate us for food, warmth and security. I've never believed this and the more you get to know the domestic cat the more you realise that it is quite possible to have a very close relationship with him or her and the affection is on both sides.

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