Science: Health: Immunization
Corner COVID with cats   (+2)  [vote for, against]
Your cat, my party

As you know, some cats can get COVID-19. As you also know, their symptoms are mild and there is no evidence that cats transmit COVID-19 to humans.

Meanwhile, in the human world the latest COVID-19 variant (this time, "Delta") has displaced all other variants in new COVID cases.

What the world needs is for public places to become so saturated with housecats that, eventually, the newest and most dominant variant of COVID is adapted to cat anatomy and rendered harmless to humans.

I see cats packed into offices, on public trains, and yes, in first class on airplanes.

Please note: I would be the last person to put the lives of cats in danger. If the same thing can be done with chickens or pigeons, I would be ecstatic to hear about it.
-- 4and20, Jul 30 2021

COVID cats still chillaxin https://www.vet.cor...9-and-feline-health
[4and20, Jul 30 2021]

an idea to bring [8th] back from the dead [+]
-- pocmloc, Jul 30 2021


// eventually, the newest and most dominant variant of COVID is adapted to cat anatomy and rendered harmless to humans //

Unfortunately, packing a bunch of critters and people together only increases the opportunity for mutations to jump species. Spillover is common, more than two-thirds of human viruses are zoonotic.
-- a1, Jul 30 2021


...especially during a full moon.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jul 30 2021


And lycanthropy is incurable. It’s not like you can join a support group and say “I’m a werewolf, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.”
-- a1, Jul 31 2021


Joining Holw'nonandonannon helps... I've heard.

But not for Werecats.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jul 31 2021


[4and20] apparently agreed to "BE" 8th via channeling. My most humble and gracious gratitude to you, kind sir, for keeping his memory alive and posting. Forever, 8th, forever.

More cats equal more snuggles, scratches, love bites, and fun. Bring 'em on.
-- blissmiss, Jul 31 2021



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