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Gorillas at San Diego Zoo Safari
Park diagnosed with COVID-19

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/12/2021 8:59:07 AM

LOS ANGELES - As many as eight gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are presumed to have contracted COVID-19 from a human handler after one of the animals tested positive, marking the first known transmission of the virus to apes, zoo officials said on Monday. Three among the band of critically endangered western lowland gorillas at the sprawling wildlife park have shown symptoms of the respiratory virus, such as coughing, though none appears severely ill, and all are expected to fully recover, the zoo said in online statements. Laboratory analysis of a fecal sample collected last Wednesday from one

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Just try to get them to wear a mask.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 1/12/2021 9:26:07 AM (No. 657843)
They are smarter than mask wearers. But it didn't apparently protect them.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951 1/12/2021 9:34:18 AM (No. 657856)
This is interesting. So is it because gorillas are our "cousins"? What about other simians? Mammals in general? More reasons for fauci and blue state governments to get excited about. Next time you take Sparky out for a walk you both might have to wear a mask.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/12/2021 9:43:51 AM (No. 657867)
Our neverending battle with COVIDS and "variations"...it will run so long as the people run scared. Oh, look, GOVERNMENT will save you! Oh, YES! Please save us, GOVERNMENT! Wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid other people, get vaccinated, honor our heroes, watch lots of TV, vote liberal, and here's another check.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vitaman 1/12/2021 9:44:55 AM (No. 657868)
I seriously doubt this. How was the testing done? If it was RT-PCR and over 30 cycles this is a complete fiction and junk "science"
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Condor44 1/12/2021 9:46:17 AM (No. 657871)
I thought the Obamas were vaccinated.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Condor44 1/12/2021 9:47:46 AM (No. 657873)
I thought the Obamas were vaccinated.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: harleynyc 1/12/2021 9:48:37 AM (No. 657876)
They, the democrats, keep building this scamdemic bigger and bigger. After, it did help them steal the election.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 1/12/2021 9:48:40 AM (No. 657877)
Too many good potential jokes here that I must restrain myself from using. I hope they get to be first in line for the vaccine.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 1/12/2021 9:58:33 AM (No. 657884)
Don't know what the gorillas have, but bet it isn't really covid.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clinger 1/12/2021 10:06:14 AM (No. 657890)
Well I guess kissing gorillas is off my list for the time being.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: picturelady 1/12/2021 10:20:41 AM (No. 657900)
Another scare tactic... oh no! Now Fluffy can get covid!!!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rather Read 1/12/2021 10:47:38 AM (No. 657932)
So gorillas got the 'rona. I would love to see Dr Faux mandate masks for pets. They would have none of it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 1/12/2021 10:49:45 AM (No. 657934)
Governor Brylcreem felt the need to point this out during his daily bs spew yesterday. Just another reason to stay home and masked.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MaxWedge 1/12/2021 10:56:47 AM (No. 657952)
Oh brother! When is this nonsense going to stop?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: coyote 1/12/2021 11:19:41 AM (No. 657993)
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle. (sorry, couldn't resist)
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 1/12/2021 11:22:30 AM (No. 657998)
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H. L. Mencken was right. He was born in 1880, lived to 1956, and even then he clearly saw what politicians did.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: snapper451 1/12/2021 11:28:13 AM (No. 658009)
Two weeks ago - we heard there is nominal chance of asymptomatic transmission. Now, we hear 70% of cases are coming through that? We need a better "BS" meter if we are going to make it through this pandemic.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 1/12/2021 12:31:19 PM (No. 658074)
Per OP: "Here, Pablo, just go in the cage and stick this giant Q-Tip up that 400 lb. gorilla's nostril. We're going to lunch"
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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird 1/12/2021 12:31:46 PM (No. 658077)
I never saw a coughing gorilla, I never hope to see one… etc. Right, OP. Good luck with the masks and the hand-washing…. :-)
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 1/12/2021 12:32:15 PM (No. 658078)
Oh, and the social distancing.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird 1/12/2021 12:34:29 PM (No. 658081)
Gorillas are mammals. Bats are mammals. If Covid 19 can be caught out in open air, who’s to say that a handler gave it to them? It could have floated in from somewhere else, right? Someone sneezed in North County and voila!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: rochow 1/12/2021 1:42:22 PM (No. 658148)
Did Sasquatch visit them??
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Reply 23 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/12/2021 1:43:03 PM (No. 658149)
So, gorillas in otherwise good health will recover just fine from Covid. Cannot that be said for humans as well? Of course it can.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: red1066 1/12/2021 3:54:41 PM (No. 658267)
Are they social distancing? Are there painted circles in their enclosure where they have to stand? How do the keepers at the zoo get them to wash their hands for 20 seconds?
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