The zoo in suburban Detroit says its gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers and lions are getting a vaccine developed by Zoetis, a veterinary drug company, and authorized by the U.S. Agriculture Department. Other animals will follow.
The zoo’s chief life sciences officer, Scott Carter, says: “We’re both thankful and relieved a special vaccine is now available to protect against COVID-19. The animals routinely get other vaccinations.”
The zoo says no coronavirus infections have been found in its animals.
ATLANTA — Coronavirus infections and COVID-19 hospitalizations in Georgia are nearing the peaks set in January.
The state Department of Public Health says Georgia’s seven-day rolling average for cases was just below 9,591 Saturday, close to the high of 9,635 reached Jan. 11. About 5,600 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Monday, just short of the 5,715 set Jan. 13.
Also on Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order calling up as many as 1,500 more National Guard soldiers to help short-staffed hospitals with nonmedical jobs. He previously authorized 1,000.
Also, teachers and state employees insured by the state health plan will qualify for a cash incentive to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
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