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COVID - 19 Dogs  & Humans

American Veterinary Medical Association 

 

"COVID-19 might be able to be transmitted by touching a contaminated surface or object (i.e., a fomite) and then touching the mouth, nose, or possibly eyes, but this appears to be a secondary route. Smooth (non-porous) surfaces (e.g.,
countertops, door knobs) transmit viruses better than porous materials (e.g., paper money, pet fur), because porous, and
especially fibrous, materials absorb and trap the pathogen (virus), making it harder to contract through simple touch.


Because your pet’s hair is porous and also fibrous, it is very unlikely that you would contract COVID-19 by petting or playing with your pet.   CLICK for more

If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as you normally would, including walking, feeding, and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene during those interactions (e.g., wash hands before and after interacting with your pet; ensure your pet is kept well-groomed; regularly clean your pet’s food and water bowls, bedding material, and toys).

Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a facemask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with them. CLICK for more

VIDEO MESSAGE FROM JANE GOODALL ON COVID -19

Jane would like to send a message to the people around the world who are now suffering so terribly from the current coronavirus outbreak. “It is a truly terrible time you are going through. My heart is with all who are sick, and all who have lost loved ones. I hope and pray that the nightmare will soon be over.” Watch Jane’s full message here      CLICK

Medium - Article

The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic

"... hospital beds are not the big problem. The lack of ventilators is the big problem. Most estimates peg the ventilators in the United States at roughly 100,000 to 150,000 units."

If we employ social distancing NOW 3/16/2020 and not 

wait until 4/30/2020 instead of 10 Million cases in the United States we will have only 160,000 cases. CLICK for more

March 19, 2020

MSN Microsoft News

The study found that patients from the O blood group had a “significantly lower risk” for COVID-19 and that those with blood type A may be more vulnerable and might need “particularly strengthened personal protection” against the infection. CLICK

A LETTER FROM THE VIRUS

#Listen

What is there to learn from the Coronavisus outbreak? It has stopped our daily lives - Our obsession with work. Our obsession with more and better. It has made us stop, think and be at home with our loved ones. There are reports of nature reclaiming its spaces. Earth is healing within only weeks of us stopping. The air over China is clearer, wild dolphins and fish are appearing in the Venice canals. This not to dismiss the horrors of those who are dying and suffering. It's only to acknowledge another side of the hard cold reality. CLICK for more