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Offline Mike in Cumbria

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Re: What I don't understand about Covid19
« Reply #27 on: Monday 06 April 20 19:05 BST (UK) »
The thing I find most alarming is covid-19 can be transmitted to animals such as ferrets, dogs and cats, both domestic and big cats such as lions & tigers.

I worry that people are going to use this as an excuse to exterminate such animals to "protect" humans.

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Thanks for sharing those links, Guy. Like you, I hope people don't use that as an excuse to exterminate any of the implicated animals because the evidence is shaky at best, and there's no evidence that animals can pass the virus onwards to humans.

Transmission is from human to human. People shouldn't be scared into thinking it is being spread by their pets. Or tigers.
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Re: What I don't understand about Covid19
« Reply #28 on: Monday 06 April 20 20:17 BST (UK) »
Zoonosis is the operative word.

Not enough information is available yet but will become clearer in the future.

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Re: What I don't understand about Covid19
« Reply #29 on: Monday 06 April 20 20:24 BST (UK) »
The thinking is that it could be Pangolins.


Yes, I heard that theory too the other week.   Poor little things, from a TV series it can be seen that they're put into socks and illegally enter other countries.  When the Australians discover a batch they usually humanely dispatch the ones who have survived the horrendous journey.
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Re: What I don't understand about Covid19
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 07 April 20 00:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks for asking the question, Roobarb and thanks to everyone for answers.
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