This report reinforces the scientific fact that both FIPV and COVID-19 have a very similar genetic mutation that allows them to rapidly infect and invade the host cells, causing massive damage that results in severe disease, a genetic mutation that SARS-CoV did not possess.
Medium.com is one of the best sites for up-to-date factual information and some great interactive real-time data on the COVID-19 pandemic.
This website is highly informative and regularly provides the latest news about COVID-19 and pets. It should help pet owners feel secure and comforted in knowing their pets are not a risk of getting COVID-19 from their owners or vice versa.
We have to be mindful to always verify the facts of news reporting that pets could transmit COVID-19 to humans; the blog from this veterinarian who has a good following in LinkedIn provides factual information supported by data that say otherwise.
The unique relation between COVID-19 and FIPV, among all other coronaviruses, is a very similar genetic mutation that both these strains possess allowing them to furiously invade the host cells.
We would encourage the use of RetroMAD1TM as part of metaphylactic strategy against feline retroviruses in cat shelters as attested by those that are using it currently.