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Animal transmission

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 173 ✭✭ Podge201


    The Chinese have alot to answer for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,198 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    But then the question is, do we behave in a way to avoid virus's morphing. Morphing to latch onto us humans.

    A lot has been made of the Wet Markets, and how this facilitated a slight morphing of the virus which we're affected by now.

    But the problem isn't really the Wet Markets per se, it's virus's. The Wet Markets don't create virus's. Virus's developed all by themselves in the same way humans, the way any life, developed all by themselves.

    Although Wet Markets look really horrible, the horribleness of those markets didn't create the virus in the first place. Viruses come into existence all by themselves, naturally.

    So, we as humans have many threats, some that come out of the blue, like AIDS for example.

    My point is, we can't really prepare for stuff that happens naturally. We could get rid of Wet Markets, but don't let anyone think that that's it, we're safe from viruses from here on in, because a new virus could emerge naturally, even more lethal than the current one, and we really have no control over that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,695 ✭✭✭ Quantum Erasure


    Podge201 wrote: »
    The Chinese have alot to answer for.

    tea, paper, gunpowder, ...

    the list is as long as it is varied


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,149 ✭✭✭ normanoffside


    tea, paper, gunpowder, ...

    the list is as long as it is varied

    What have the Chinese ever done for us?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,497 ✭✭✭ auspicious


    Wet markets have animals side by side that would not usually meet outside of that environment. These places allow viruses a wider circle of potential hosts.
    From one species they can jump to a more susceptible species with less defenses and possibly mutate, rinse and repeat.
    Wet markets will always pose a threat. A significant one.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    https://www.gp.se/nyheter/v%C3%A4stsverige/tigrar-lejon-och-personal-sjuka-i-covid-19-p%C3%A5-bor%C3%A5s-djurpark-1.40493242

    Humans have infected lions and tigers at a Swedish Zoo.
    Tigers, lions and staff have become ill in covid-19 at Borås Zoo, writes Borås newspaper.
    We assume the infection came from us humans, says Therese Hård, the park's zoological director, to the newspaper.

    It was around the weekend of January 9-10 that the animals became ill.
    Two tigers and five lions have been affected. It was discovered by some of the animals coughing and decrease in appetite, says Therese Hård to BT.


  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭ timeToLive


    auspicious wrote: »
    Wet markets have animals side by side that would not usually meet outside of that environment. These places allow viruses a wider circle of potential hosts.
    From one species they can jump to a more susceptible species with less defenses and possibly mutate, rinse and repeat.
    Wet markets will always pose a threat. A significant one.


    Did it come from a wet market?


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