Thursday, February 4, 2021

If You're Looking For Something To Worry About ...

Try this:

Researchers worry chimpanzee-killing virus could jump to humans next

It's not clear to me why the title refers to this as a "chimp-killing virus," since the article repeatedly refers to it as a "bacterium." Whatever, the disease has killed 56 chimps in Sierra Leone over the 13 years between 2005 and 2018. 

Researchers admit that the big danger is that the disease could spread from the one chimp sanctuary in which it has occurred to wild chimps or other sanctuaries. Over those 13 years no humans were infected by the disease. Nevertheless, if you're running short on things to worry about ...


  1. How long until Biden & Co grant them amnesty and bring them here?

    (Just call me /s/Fed Up)

  2. Only in a chimp sanctuary. Can be passed from humans to chimps. 50 deaths from 2005 to 2018. They worry about it getting into the wild.

    Does that sound strange to you?

    (on the virus headline vs. the bacterium content, headline writers are probably going for virus everything these days…sometimes one wonders if they even read the articles - or know the difference)

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    1. Reclicking on the Fox url usually makes the change that allows it to open.

  4. Sufficient unto the day are the evils thereof.

  5. Wait until Falsi funds some gain-of-function research.

  6. Fox has updated the title and the link to correct the virus mistake.