Viral Kitty

Despite WHO (World Health Organization) assurance of no existing evidence to suggest pets can be infected with COVID-19, reports out of China illustrate a alarming level of public hysteria. Contrary to WHO’s position, spokesman Li Lanjuan of China’s national health commission said – “If pets go out and have contact with an infected person, they have the chance to get infected. By then, pets need to be isolated. In addition to people, we should be careful with other mammals especially pets.”

Surely I’m not alone in scratching my head over these images. It’s acceptable to serve whole bats and live mouse soup in high end restaurants, but when disease crosses the species barrier it’s time to walk masked kitty on a leash?

 A cat is taken for a stroll wearing its homemade coronavirus mask

 The makeshift masks are made using a human-sized face mask, with eye holes cut in to them

 A number of cats have been spotted on Chinese social media wearing the masks

10 thoughts on “Viral Kitty

      • So some “human” thinks it’s high society to eat pangolin, snakes, bats and live rats, we all get to strengthen our immunity exposed to some torturous viral lung infection or die trying. Seems a bit off, doesn’t it. “It doesn’t hurt anybody” now does it? The whole thing is beyond absurd.

  1. well, it’s called hysteria for a reason. 🙂

    seriously though… i have never had to LIVE (longterm) in a huge city so i have a hard time understanding the psychology of those who are living on top of one another with no respite from humanity. i’d think that being that congested there are bound to be numerous behavior aberrations that are simply the human attempt at normalizing what is hardly a normal situation (in terms of longterm historic human population density).

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