A bill in New York that would require the owners of dogs to vaccinate their animals after they catch the virus has become a national symbol of the threat posed by the coronavirus.
The bill is called the Dose and Vaccination of Dogs Act, and it would require owners of puppies or adult dogs to receive the shot for every 100 days that they are at least 10 days old, unless the owner has a medical exemption.
It would also require owners to vaccinating their dogs with a minimum of three doses of the vaccine each year, as well as for those who do not have a medical waiver, to vaccine every year.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said that the bill is needed to protect the public health.
“The number of cases of the coronatavirus has grown substantially in recent weeks, and more and more New Yorkers are facing serious and sometimes life-threatening consequences, from serious complications to death,” Cuomo said in a statement Thursday.
“The public health and public safety of New Yorkers depends on our state and local officials taking action to protect our children from the deadly virus.”
Cuomo said that he hopes the legislation will pass.
“As a New Yorker, I’m so concerned about the public safety and public health that I’ve made the decision that I want to make sure the bill I put forward for this year passes,” Cuomo added.
New Yorkers who are vaccinated, and those who have not received the vaccine, would be able to continue to do so for the rest of their lives.
The bill would also allow dogs to be vaccinated if the owners can prove that the dog is healthy.
The governor’s office did not respond to an email seeking comment on the bill.
The New York State Department of Health said it was not yet available to comment on this story.
The legislation is not a complete solution, according to Dr. Daniel Beilin, an infectious diseases expert at Tufts University.
The vaccine could be effective in some cases, but it would need to be administered in the correct dosage for the dog.
For example, if a dog has a high fever, the person could be in a bad spot and need the vaccine.
But if the dog has not been vaccinated, then the dose is fine, Beilorin told ABC News.
For the uninitiated, the coronivirus can cause coughing and sneezing, but other symptoms include diarrhea, fever, muscle aches, muscle pain and other symptoms that are not related to the virus.
The only real symptoms are dehydration, fatigue and weakness.
The new vaccine is effective against most coronaviruses, but not against COVID-19, which has killed more than 3,400 people worldwide and sickened nearly 2,000, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But it is not yet proven to be a full-blown vaccine for COVID.
The National Institutes of Health and the U,S.
Department of Defense have said that they will provide $7 million to fund a phase one clinical trial of the nasal spray vaccine to assess its safety and efficacy in dogs.
In addition to Cuomo’s announcement, several other states have announced that they would start vaccinating dogs for the virus as well.
In Washington state, the state Department of Natural Resources said that it will vaccinate all dogs that are at or over 20 weeks old, and all dogs up to the age of 14.
In Oregon, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that it would start a phase two clinical trial with a vaccine for dogs that is in the pipeline.
And in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Public Health announced that veterinarians will be allowed to vaccinace dogs as long as they receive the vaccine and have a valid waiver.