BRIEF: Gorillas get Covid, it’s not the band

It may sound bananas, but it turns out that humans are not the only ones getting Covid-19. Two gorillas at the San Diego Zoo caught the virus, The New York Times reported. And no, we don’t mean the virtual band that has us dancing to Feel Good Inc all of 2010 . The animals apparently caught the virus from asymptomatic staffers – a reminder that the virus is often spread by people who don’t know they have it. But before you cut off contact with all the animals in your life (which would be awful for the pet lovers among us), the US Centers for Disease Control says that the risk of animals transmitting the virus to humans remains low, and more studies are needed. In the meantime, infected people are urged to keep their distance from animals. So you can’t get puppy cuddles if you’re sick. Another reason this virus sucks. 

This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.