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Covid: Russia starts vaccinating animals
Humans aren’t alone to be infected by the coronavirus. In fact, Covid-19 is thought to have originally come from a wild animal, it was then transmitted to humans. In Denmark, the virus was then passed on to farmed mink last year, before jumping back to a small number of humans. That is why Denmark culled all its mink – up to 17 million animals – because of the spread of coronavirus last year after detecting mutations in strains of coronavirus found in mink. Danish authorities worried that a mutated form of coronavirus found in mink could potentially hamper the effectiveness of a future vaccine.
Now, Russia has started vaccinating animals, such as dogs, cats, apes, and mink. Since pet animals are family members, they of course want to have their pet animals vaccinated for both humans and animals’ sake. For mink farm owners, having their mink vaccinated is as essential as getting casualty insurance. While most people in the world haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, some people are traveling to the US for a vaccination vacation (Topic Reading-Vol.3338-6/1/2021) and others are having their pets vaccinated.
Human ingenuity, consciousness, wealth, and health are all questioned when it comes to who gets vaccination next.
Enjoy reading the article and learn about Russia’s animal welfare initiative.