May 8, 2020

THERE ARE ONLY 100 MILLION CATS IN CHINA:

Coronavirus originated in bats, WHO says, but scientists also see link to cats, ferrets and pangolins (JANICE KEW, JOHN LAUERMAN, AND BLOOMBERG, 5/08/20, Fortune)

The virus probably arrived in humans through contact with animals raised to supply food, though scientists have yet to determine which species, he said. Studies have shown that cats and ferrets are susceptible to Covid-19, and dogs to a lesser extent, he said, adding that it's important to find out which animals can get infected to avoid creating a "reservoir" in another species.

Questions about the origin of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the pandemic, have burned hotter since U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that it came from a lab in China. Scientists who have studied the issue maintain that the virus originated in an animal, and probably entered the human population in November.



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