Ok , newest news is that two Bengal tigers in a zoo in NY have now tested positive. No dogs yet that I know of, just cats.
@mtncntrykid Holy moly, that’s crazy!!! What the hell is this Virus!!! It’s nasty. I was gonna go out today and can’t cos of it. I hate it. Are animals dying do you know??
Haven’t heard of any deaths of animals. Sounds like maybe they handle it a little bit better than us humans do.
Glad to hear your feeling good enough to get out. Hopefully the worst is behind you!
It was transmitted to humans from animals like many virus. Bird flu, swine flu What I heard was that it originated in fruit bats and was likely transmitted to pangolins by eating an infected bat carcass. Pangolin is prized as a special meat by some of the Chinese.
This stuff can be nasty. We had a dad near my age and in my town, with kids the same age as mine, who ended up in the ICU. My wife’s niece moved to “upstate” NY, and was working with her boss out of his house. He was working from home to reduce the chances he’d bring covid-19 home, as his 93 year old mother was also at home.
Unfortunately, they believe a care worker infected the mother, who then infected the son/boss. Both ended up in the hospital. The mother, sadly, died, but the boss survived but was in the hospital over a week.
The niece might not be infected.
Testing is still an issue. We have friends who think their daughter got covid-19, and the doctors told her to get a test. They got to the testing center by 10am…and the tests were already gone. They had to get up at 5:30 am the next day to get in line at the testing center.
Further, you really have to be sick and have symptoms without having the flu before you’re allowed to get a test. This “everyone who wants a test can get one” isn’t reality.