New research on cats show that they can spread, as well as get infected, by the SARS-CoV-2 more easily than dogs.

However, the lead author of the research suggested that there is still no proof of the cats-to-human transmission. But, these feline creatures can contract the virus from their owners.

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The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Lead author Angela Bosco-Lauth said in a statement: “People should not worry about getting Covid-19 from their cats; rather, cats should worry about getting it from their people. We have no evidence to date that cat-to-human transmission has occurred and we believe that cats pose a very low health risk to humans.”

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She cautioned pet owners that they have to be very careful while interacting with their pet cats.

For the research, Bosco-Lauth and her team infected cats and dogs by

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Global markets had a pallid end of week hue Friday as investors fretted over renewed coronavirus restrictions, the stuttering global economic recovery, and US lawmakers’ failure to agree on new stimulus measures.

In Europe, London, Frankfurt and Paris stocks all lost ground after a lacklustre lead from Asia while the Dow was flat two hours into the week’s final session.

World oil prices held the line having initially received a small fillip after Saudi Arabia pressed OPEC and its allies to comply fully with production cuts to help stem this year’s virus-driven losses.

But it is the ongoing health crisis which continues to spook investors as the Covid-19 pandemic shows no sign of easing, a swathe of fresh spikes around the world prompting the reimposition of fresh containment measures including lockdowns.

“Coronavirus dominated the session,” said Connor Campbell, analyst with Spreadex, seeing a raft of new restrictions notably in northeastern

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A doctor’s frustration

The most frustrating part of being a doctor in Maine is having to navigate a health system where Mainers with health insurance get better care than those without health insurance. Nearly every day, I am forced to recommend inferior treatments because my patients can’t afford a first-line treatment.

Meanwhile, health insurance is one of the most profitable businesses in the U.S. As part of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers have been taxed to subsidize care, but the federal tax lapses in 2021. Instead of allowing a giant windfall for insurance companies, Maine should join other states (including Colorado and New Jersey) and tax insurers at the state, instead of the federal, level.

Maine can capture the state portion of Health Insurance Tax and invest it in Maine families who

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