Here’s some wonderful ‘mews’ that will make your day. Scientists have invented a ‘vaccine’ for cats that can stop you from being allergic to these fantastically cuddly and proud creatures. In short, cats are given this injection, so that they produce less of the allergen that makes us sneeze. If that isn’t cause to celebrate, I don’t know what is. This is liable to bring tears of joy, not tears from allergies
The science behind the cat allergy ‘vaccine’ is simple enough to understand. Our furry overlords produce the protein Fel d 1, which is one of five allergenic substances that cats produce, according to IFLScience. In the West, around 1 in 10 people lost the lottery and are allergic to this protein, including me. Fortunately, the Swiss tested their HypoCat ‘vaccine’ on 54 cats, which then produced antibodies that could disable Fel d 1. Hooray!
This is one of those situations where everybody wins. This is great news for everyone allergic. This is even better news for our loved ones who can’t stand our constant sniffling and sneezing. And it’s fantastic news for cats because fewer of them will be given away to animal shelters after people or their family members develop allergies to them.
However, we should all temper our expectations. Just a tad. This miracle cure is still a way off from making my life (and yours) better. The ‘vaccine’ could be available in the next 3 years, but that’s still a long while to wait.