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

Cat Falling: Heart Stopping Video


Well, I hope you found it as heart stopping as I found it. It is a bit shocking. We don't know if the cat was uninjured despite running away. Cats do this even when injured. Such a fall may have injured he chest and/or chin.

I'd be surprised if he/she was uninjured. What was she doing trying to climb that wall? And what is the person doing recording the moment? Was it set up and why did the cat turn near the top?

He actually recorded it using a motor driven still camera as this is an animated gif file, not a true video although I call it that for convenience.

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Anonymous said…
Heartbreaking, should be imprisoned and thrown off a high place for treating animals do bad,,,another cat is in the alley and looks scared and confused, I'm very upset to think how awful a human can be,
Anonymous said…
That was just sad, and I do not think the cat got himself into that situation. Yes, it was definitely hurt. I hope they did not do that just for the sake of posting something on the internet. Sad and shameful.
Michael Broad said…
I can barely watch it. Shocking for me. Humans set this up or let it happen in my opinion. It is too odd. A cat would not get into that situation naturally.
Michael Broad said…
I have similar feelings.
Unknown said…
Seriously? I'm kind of shocked that people are so stupid to let the Internet take over their lives.

I see why you call it a video, its kind of long for a gif.

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