Nadia, the Bronx Zoo tiger recently diagnosed with coronavirus, did NOT deprive a potentially infected person from getting a COVID-19 test
There’s been some public blowback against officials for giving Nadia, an ailing Malayan tiger who lives at the Bronx Zoo, a test for coronavirus. Considering that tests for COVID-19 are so severely limited for humans, why should a sick tiger get a test before a sick person does?
Although councilman Ritchie Torres voiced a common frustration, this sentiment reflects the confusion surrounding COVID-19 testing because there are two main differences between COVID-19 tests for humans and those used for animals. The first difference lies in the test itself, and second…
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