Posts by Escapegoat

    I'm glad there's a general perception out there that this thing is getting better. It only looks that way because it may have peaked in NYC. Really in most of the world it's just getting started. And we have yet to see the economic fallout that WILL materialize. Better buy the dip while you can. It's all roses and sunshine from here on out!…-china-pets-a9445061.html


    There is no evidence to suggest cats can spread the infection to humans

    Coronavirus can be transmitted between cats, a study has confirmed, days after reports that a pet in Belgium had been infected with the disease.

    Researchers at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China found the animals are highly susceptible to the infection.

    Lab experiments conducted on a small number of cats found they can transmit the illness to one another through respiratory droplets.

    It came just six days after health officials in Belgium confirmed a domestic cat had contracted Covid-19 after its owner had displayed symptoms.

    There is no evidence to suggest that cats can pass Covid-19 onto humans.

    The study also found that dogs, chicken, pigs and ducks were found unlikely to harbour or pass on Covid-19.

    “The cats we used in this study were [...] were highly susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 , which replicated efficiently and transmitted to naïve cats,” the study states.

    “Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in cats should be considered as an adjunct to elimination of of COVID-19 in humans.”

    The study has not yet been peer-reviewed although experts said the findings were credible.

    Researchers conducting the study administered a high dose of the virus to a small number of cats.

    Three of the animals were put in cages next to cats that had not been infected, with one of the exposed cats becoming infected, suggesting transmission occurs through respiratory droplets.

    The process was then repeated with a second group of cats.

    Virologists and infectious disease experts told The Guardian the findings did not show that cats could spread Covid-19 to humans.

    However, two professors did encourage cat owners to take extra precautions when near the animals and highlighted the importance of hand washing.

    Prof Eric Fèvre, chair of veterinary infectious diseases at the University of Liverpool, said: “People should take usual precautions of hand washing when handling their pets, and avoid overly intimate contact, especially if sick with Covid.

    “It is important to add that this says nothing about how the virus coming out of a cat may or may not be infectious to humans.”

    Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham, added: “[...] It should be remembered that cats are not playing much, if any, role in the spread of this virus.

    “Human to human transmission is clearly the main driver, so there is no need to panic about cats as an important source of virus.

    “Obviously, if you think you have Covid-19 and share a house with a cat, then it would be sensible to limit close interactions with your furry friend until you are better.”

    Televangelist Kenneth Copeland 'blows wind of God' at coronavirus and claims pandemic is 'destroyed' in sermon

    Influential pastors on Christian right diminish pandemic's impact in messages to followers

    Pastor Kenneth Copeland prayed to 'blow the wind of God' at coronavirus during the televangelist's sermon.Pastor Kenneth Copeland prayed to 'blow the wind of God' at coronavirus during the televangelist's sermon.

    American televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who recently claimed that the coronavirus pandemic will be "over much sooner you think" because "Christian people all over this country praying have overwhelmed it," has summoned the "wind of God" to destroy the novel coronavirus during a recent sermon.

    Before blowing at the camera, he said: "I blow the wind of God on you. You are destroyed forever, and you'll never be back. Thank you, God. Let it happen. Cause it to happen."

    Leading a chant surrounded by members of his church and preaching to an empty room, he called out: "Wind, almighty, strong, south wind, Heat: Burn this thing, in the name of Jesus. I say, you bow your knees. You fall on your face."

    In a sermon last month, the pastor "executed judgment" on Covid-19, which he declared "finished" and "over" and made the US "healed and well again." He also demanded "a vaccination to come immediately."

    His Texas-based Kenneth Copeland Ministries megachurch previously has claimed that viewers of his show can be healed of the virus by touching their screens, and he has urged viewers to continue paying tithes despite losing their jobs amid unprecedented unemployment claims within the last several weeks.

    He also has compared the virus to the flu and suggested people who attended his services could be healed in person.

    "If we have to pass out thermometers, if we find one with a fever, let's get him healed right there," he said. "What do you do if you get it? Big deal."

    The pastor, who supports Donald Trump, also argued to his followers that the president's opponents had "opened the door" for the virus with their "displays of hate" against him.

    Several other prominent evangelical leaders in the Christian right, who rely on miraculous healing in their ministries, also have denied the pandemic in addresses to their followers.

    Florida Pentecostal pastor Rodney Howard-Browne held several services in packed churches despite warnings from health officials and doctors to avoid large gatherings to prevent spreading the disease, which he called a "phantom plague" before his arrest for violating social distancing rules.

    Roy Moore, who launched a failed bid endorsed by the president for a senate seat in Alabama, has defended Louisiana pastor Tony Spell after he was charged for continually shunning a statewide ban on large gatherings.

    Mr Moore told his followers it's their "duty" to continue attending church services despite the pandemic.

    I suppose .gov will require women to register their child as soon as they are aware it was conceived. What would be the punishment for failure to register a blastocyst? Obviously, if she didn't inform .gov of the existence of her tiny tiny child, she could murder it with impunity. Can't have that. That's why you gotta have a period registry. All periods must be monitored. Late periods must be investigated and baptized.

    At this point, how many of them will have the extra coin to buy a beater? Even if they did, none of them will have anywhere to park said beater. These are people who live in areas where they have to pay an extra hundred bucks a month for a parking spot and in order to get a spot they have to go on a waiting list.

    Not everyone is going to be fortunate enough to do what you are doing.

    Cry me a fucking river.