Articles: COVID-19

February 18 2021

Update on Pets and COVID-19 from World Small Animal Veterinary Association

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) offers this update called COVID-19 – An update for WSAVA Members.With permission from WSAVA I am sharing this information with my readers: Here are highlights of the document (in italics):  “Globally, less than 200 proven positive cases in small companion animals have been documented. Cats (n = 96)…

January 26 2021

Gorillas in San Diego Recovering from COVID-19

It’s not news that non-human primates are prone to most of the same viruses we are, including those corona viruses which cause the common cold and now, we know, SARS (Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome) CoV-2 which causes COVID-19. The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) initially confirmed the positive results of…

January 25 2021

COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs Work Security for Miami Heat

The security detail allowing you to see a Miami Heat National Basketball Association game will be coronavirus-sniffing dogs. Fans will have to be sniffed by the trained dogs before entering American Airlines Arena in Miami. Starting later this week, a limited number of ticket holders will be in the seats as well, provided they get…

January 11 2021

Endangered Gorillas Diagnosed with COVID-19 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

According to a press release from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Members of the Gorilla Troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. On Wednesday, January 6, two of the gorillas began coughing. Given current circumstances, San Diego Zoo Global initiated the process of…

January 10 2021

Steve Dale Talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci: Ready for a Full Court Press on Vaccinating

If you missed my conversation on Steve Dale’s Other World on WGN Radio with Dr. Anthony Fauci,  director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Listen HERE.   First, I asked Dr. Fauci about skeptics who don’t even believe there’s a pandemic or believe numbers are made up or believe wearing a mask isn’t…

January 8 2021

Trials Now for a Vaccine to Protect Cats from COVID-19

Cats can get two kinds of corona viruses, one is the feline corona virus and the other is COVID-19 causes by the novel human SARS CoV-2 virus. Applied DNA Sciences, a biotechnology company in Stony Brook, New York, and EvviVax, a veterinary biotechnology company in Rome, announced  that they have received approvals from the New York…

December 28 2020

Dr. Peter Jay Hotez on COVID-19 Transmission and Vaccine; Mike Brampton from the UK on WGN

Listen HERE to undisputed expert, Dr. Peter Jay Hotez on WGN Radio talking about the novel coronavirus pandemic, separating fact from fiction and discussing vaccines. Dr. Hotez is Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital; Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Professor Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology…

December 14 2020

Snow Leopard Testing Positive for SARS Corona Virus Causing COVID-19

Louisville Zoo announced that 5-year old endangered snow leopard named NeeCee has tested positive for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. The Zoo is awaiting confirmatory results regarding her two male snow leopard pals – Kimti and Meru. All three cats are doing well with very mild symptoms, and the Zoo continues…

November 16 2020

I Have the COVID-19 Vaccine: Here’s How and Why

Our nation has never been so angry and so divided in my lifetime. I think at least some of this anger is actually an outlet for what is really fear, stoked by a combination of events leading with the pandemic.  So much for being a backseat psychiatrist, but I wanted to do something to make…

November 9 2020

Is SARS COV-2 Mutating in Mink? Calls Continue for Culling Mink

Denmark plans to cull its 17 million mink at mink farms. At this point, five different variant strains of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus-2 which causes COVID-19 have been found in mink. These are changes or variations in the spike protein the virus uses to attach to (and subsequently infect) cells. A mutation…

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