SEVERE COVID/LONG COVID MAY NOT BE TRANSMISSIBLE

May 20, 2021

IT HAS LONG PUZZLED ALL OF US AS TO WHY SOME MEMBERS OF THE SAME HOUSEHOLD DIE FROM COVID-19 WHILE OTHERS HAVE MILD OR ASYMPTOMATIC CASES. SEVERE COVID/LONG COVID MAY NOT BE TRANSMISSIBLE

Numerous publications support that FIPV, unlike FECV, is not transmitted from cat to cat but arises from FECV by mutation within an individual cat (Foley et al., 1997; Herrewegh et al., 1995; Poland et al., 1996; Rottier et al., 2005; Vennema et al., 1998).

Most every cat gets the Feline Enteric Coronavirus. Yet only a small fraction develop the almost always fatal Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). However, those that develop the fatal FIP DO NOT transmit it to other cats. Cats easily transmit the FEC to each other.

It does not appear to be the case that Long COVID is transmissible.

Referenced/Related Papers

Feline infectious peritonitis virus accessory proteins and type I interferon are fighting for dominance 

https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/4352449/file/4352450.pdf