Cat Owners May Have Higher Immunity for COVID-19
Do you have a cat or dog at home?Did you know that they can improve your immunity?This is what Sabina Olex-Condor found out. She is an emergency physician in Madrid, andshe made an amazing finding. According to her, based on 100 patients infectedby COVID-19, people who have dogs or catscan tolerate the new coronavirus more easily,or even completely asymptomatic. According to Sabina, cats can have the felinecoronavirus, that doesn’t infect people. This way, it is possible that people who haveclose, daily contact with cats develop antibodiesfor the feline virus that can also destroythe human virus. Isn’t it interesting?Are you enjoying the video so far?Then give us your opinion to let us know thatwe are contributing to you and your health. Don’t forget to leave a thumbs up to helpthe channel!She came to this conclusion after asking theinfected patients if they had pets when orientatingthem as to how to proceed with isolation athome. At that moment, she realized that none ofthe people infected had cats. Some patients had dogs, but almost none ofthem had cats. Although the research was small and withoutany statistics, Sabina will develop this studyas soon as the situation improves, to havea wider number of interviews. The doctor also says that this is called cross-reactivityand exists in nature. The daily contact with saliva and hair ofdomestic animals can reinforce people’s immunityagainst viruses. It is known that this is not a guarantee ofcomplete protection since not all cats getin contact with the feline coronavirus, andalso not every person develops immunity inthe same way. In this case, the hypothesis suggested byOlex-Condor is that the contact with the salivaand hair of domestic pets might strengthenthe human immunity against the virus. On the other hand, it is known that, due tothe pandemic, the number of abandoned animalshas been increasing. If you have any of the symptoms of the virus,socially distance from your pets to protectyour whole family, including your animals. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 andyour pet is behaving oddly, call the veterinaryand explain the situation.