Trying to explain Covid19 to cats. :)

      Is that Corona thingamabob also dangerous for us Cats daddy?

      I don’t believe anyone really knows Mr Midnight. To the best of my knowledge, pussycats, as is the case with all animals, can also transmit Covid19.

      What’s Covid19, daddy?  You human beings love fancy names. We cats don’t understand what a Covid19 or Corona is.

      We do not intend to confuse you animals, Sir Winston. There are so many different types of illness on our planet that as a human, one must categorize viruses into different types with which to better understand how they work.

      Covid19 sounds a bit daft, daddy. I am aware that it is not a very nice thing, but why don’t they call it something a little nicer. Covid19, I mean, really, what a horrible name for something.

      The ´Co´, in Covid, means ´Corona´.

      And what is Corona when it is at home?

      I believe ´Corona´is derived from the Latin word corona, meaninig crown or wreath. The virus itself looks like a spiky ball with crown like thorns on its surface.

The ´Vi´in the word ´Covid´stems from the word `virus´, and the ´d´ from the word ´disease´.  The disease was formerly known as ´2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The number 19 is simply the year in which the virus officially became active (2019).

      That’s a clever way of labelling something. You humans are so clever. I hope you sort your virus thingy out soon because otherwise, people will no doubt, start going mad.

Please be careful people and look after yourselves.

      Mr Midnight and myself hope you all take the present situation seriously so that you can all start getting back to more of a normal lifestyle again.  We cats know how much you humans suffer at the moment.

Take care.

(C) MAGS 2021.

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