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Old 27 April 2020, 02:35   #21
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Old 28 April 2020, 00:19   #22
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I still prefer Weird Al's GERMS video instead
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Old 28 April 2020, 10:50   #23
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Yesterday I went to see my folks for the first time in a long time. Very carefully of course, we went no further than the yard so we could sit some distance away from each other. No hugging or hand shaking, plus the doggie wasn't allowed near our faces. And that is not really different from how the usual visits go really, except for a slightly disappointed doggie who had to stay on the ground

It was a tough decision since both parents are of an age in the risk group (and absolutely not in perfect health) but we could see that especially my dad was really suffering from the lack of personal contact so we decided to just go for it with these restrictions in place. It was a nice way to spend an hour or two in the sun.

Of course 95% of the conversation topic was Covid, but you know... what can you do. It's dominating the news right now. You can murder someone in broad daylight today and people will be like "Oh my god, murd... did you know infection rates are at an all-time low now?"
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Sadly that is our new normal.

@ work there are just few of us who work with masks, making it really uneasy work environment. I am just waiting for outbreak to happen. Sadly, since they don't believe this is dangerous, no working from home.
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except for a slightly disappointed doggie who had to stay on the ground
Why doggie?
From my knowledge, there's no threat of him spreading the virus, even if some of you had corona.
Only if some of you have cough, and at that same moment you spawn some mutations of corona, but mutations that is absolutely compatible with dog cells... then maybe... but you'd get a better chance of getting 3 times lottery in a row, or getting hit 3 times by lightning.
I've heard somewhere that cats may be a threat to spreading the virus, but then again, virus needs to evolve (mutate) to infect foreign species, so no logic in that.
I think you can hug your doggie with no harm

The reason why Corona happened to us, imho, even viruses like this is very unlikely to happen:
If we say that only 1 in a billion contacts with humanns can have "successful" mutation, or even more rare.
Then again, think abut how many "wet market" in china exists... how many million peoples are every minute in contact with saliva of animals... it's maybe tens of billions situations per day.. yet... since Sars1 we haven't had any single major virus, but this.
What I wanna say, we are kind of blessed with this virus (with kudos to all the victims), because many worse viruses could have happened.
On a bigger scale, it looks like a God (or nature, if you look like that) warning.
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Old 03 May 2020, 01:19   #26
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While it is not know that dogs can spread Corona, they can serve as carrier of virus in their fur.

As for cats, big one, have you seen this?

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020...ronavirus.html
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Old 04 May 2020, 12:06   #27
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Why doggie?
From my knowledge, there's no threat of him spreading the virus, even if some of you had corona.
Because we make no assumptions. If it isn't necessary, we don't allow it.
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I am not too sure dogs are concerned but very recently, a domestic cat was diagnosed with Covid near Paris :
https://www.connexionfrance.com/Fren...on-by-Covid-19
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So far a few cats and one dog seem to have been affected by the looks of it. I can venture a guess towards how it happens... unhygienic people that allow their pets to lick a spoon (or ice cream...) that they're actively using/eating. They're out there.

EDIT: actually it's mostly cats so that doesn't make much sense. Other hypothesis: people cough into their hands and the cats lick those hands. They tend to do that when they lack salts in their diet.

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The late French singer S. Gainsbourg had an interesting explanation about why he thought his nana, a female Staffordshire Bull Terrier, died :
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Same music, same reggae for my dog
That everyone thought so ugly
Poor doggy, I am the drinker
And it's he who dies of a cirrhosis
Perhaps due to an osmosis
So much he used to sip my words
(spoken) Lyrics translated from "des laids, des laids". Of course, it's metaphorical , Gainsbourg didn't actually let his dog drink alcohol.

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Old 07 May 2020, 05:48   #31
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Whenever you cross the route of a bat, pray that it isn't one who has escaped from Wuhan P4 lab!


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On a more serious note, man can contaminate cat / dog with covid on rare occasions, but apparently it could never occur the other way round.

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Here we are, near the end of June and I just got a flash notice on my phone saying extreme alert! The COVID-19 virus are making a sweep through my county (and others) and to STAY HOME!

Hell, I've been staying home and I'm sick of it.
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we are in the beginning of a 2nd wave, looks like that. A more mild one than the first (due to weather? Who knows)
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Yeah, the US in particular hasn't managed to slow things down and the rate of new cases is currently increasing dramatically. I guess you can blame all those people who didn't take it as seriously as you.
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Probably around 20 million people infected now in the US, seems close to Sweden stats, that took no any real masures. But if you look closely, because US is huge, there are places with very little impact so if people don't see any problem they guess there isn't any problem.

https://covid19-projections.com/us
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For now in my area things are slowly turning back to normal. I've even seen two days already with zero deaths reported, reported new infections is stable around 85 cases per day average. Heck I even went out to lunch once to celebrate a birthday, it felt like a privilege.

But I fear for the future, because the borders are opening and the Netherlands has beaches too...
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I'm worried about what a second lock down could cause
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A prevention of thousands more deaths?
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And also a potential collapse of a country's economy.
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Hell, I've been staying home and I'm sick of it.
Hey man, I've been staying at home since end of 1998 because I was sick, and now I don't care about this whole f'king world anymore. What the hell is COVID-19 ?
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