LA mocked for offering COVID tests to ANIMALS that may have the virus

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Crazy barking! Los Angeles is mocked for offering COVID tests to ANIMALS that have come into contact with the virus – even though the city hasn’t recorded any cases among pets

  • LA Public Health offers free COVID-19 testing for pets throughout LA County
  • So far, 177 animals have been tested including 107 bats, 12 raccoons, 7 squirrels, 12 coyotes, 6 opossums, 1 rat and 6 sea lions.
  • There have been no positive cases of COVID among the animals tested so far
  • The idea has been widely mocked on Twitter, especially since the CDC eased remaining coronavirus restrictions last week.

Pet owners in Los Angeles County are being offered free COVID-19 testing for animals and pets, although there are no recently recorded cases of the disease among animals in the county. region.

Veterinary Public Health has received funding from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor evidence of disease in animals.

“Our goal is to test many different species of animals, including wildlife (deer, bats, raccoons), pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, pocket animals), marine mammals (seals ) and more,” LA Public Health tweeted.

Los Angeles County pet owners are being offered free COVID-19 testing for their pets despite no recently recorded cases of the disease among animals in the area

A person wearing personal protective equipment holds a dog that has a swab sample taken for coronavirus disease.  File photo from February 2021

A person wearing personal protective equipment holds a dog that has a swab sample taken for coronavirus disease. File photo from February 2021

So far, 177 animals have been tested including 107 bats, 12 raccoons, 7 squirrels, 12 coyotes, 6 opossums, 1 rat and 6 sea lions.

So far, 177 animals have been tested including 107 bats, 12 raccoons, 7 squirrels, 12 coyotes, 6 opossums, 1 rat and 6 sea lions.

So far, 177 animals have been tested including 107 bats, 12 raccoons, 7 squirrels, 12 coyotes, 6 opossums, 1 rat and 6 sea lions.

So far, no cases of COVID-19 have been found in any of those who have been tested.

LA Public Health’s Twitter account has disabled comments on its generous offer of pet testing, but that hasn’t stopped others on social media from gently poking fun at the idea.

‘How many ways can they waste money?’ asked Zaroda.

“Disabling comments tells you everything you need to know lmao,” wrote John B.

“I’m sure the line is around the block since it’s in LA,” another Twitter user wrote.

“Next unicorns,” one follower joked.

“I don’t put this cotton swab in my cat’s nose,” said another.

LA Public Health's Twitter account has disabled comments on its generous offer of pet testing, but that hasn't stopped others on social media from gently poking fun at the idea.

LA Public Health’s Twitter account has disabled comments on its generous offer of pet testing, but that hasn’t stopped others on social media from gently poking fun at the idea.

The offer comes just days after the CDC relaxed its guidelines for those exposed to COVID-19

In the past, the health agency advised unvaccinated people to self-quarantine for five days after exposure. Once the symptoms disappear, the quarantine could end.

Now, unvaccinated people are no longer required to quarantine after exposure, but are recommended to mask up for 10 days or until they test negative.

“We are in a stronger place today as a nation, with more tools – like vaccinations, boosters and treatments – to protect ourselves and our communities from serious illness from COVID-19” , said Dr. Greta Massetti, of the CDC. Author of the weekly Morbidity and Mortality report, in a press release issued by the CDC.

“We also have a better understanding of how to protect people from exposure to the virus, such as wearing high quality masks, testing and improved ventilation. These guidelines recognize that the pandemic is not over, but also help us reach a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives,” Massetti said.

An employee takes the temperature of a cat in May 2020 at a Cat Cafe following concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in pets

An employee takes the temperature of a cat in May 2020 at a Cat Cafe following concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in pets

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