With the whole world searching for a vaccine or a treatment for COVID-19, people are willing to look for solutions anywhere and that includes involving cats. Since cats can get a variation of the coronavirus, scientists are wondering if drugs used to treat cats could also be used to treat humans.
An experimental cat drug, known as GS-441524, has shown success in animal studies of SARS-CoV-2. By successfully treating animals with this drug, scientists hope the same effect can be used on humans as well, although human testing with these drugs has yet to begin.
Perhaps one day in the future, we’ll have our cats to thank for solving the coronavirus. Until then, keep yourself and your cats safe.