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Fri May 29, 2020, 09:00 AM

Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India

Source: Reuters

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday.

The attack occurred this week when a laboratory technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, 460 km (285 miles) north of Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state.

“Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment ... we had to take their blood samples again,” said Dr S. K. Garg, a top official at the college.

Authorities said they were not clear if the monkeys had spilled the blood samples, but people living near the leafy campus feared further spread of the virus if the monkeys carried the samples into residential areas. Garg said it was not clear if the monkeys could contract the coronavirus if they came into contact with infected blood.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-monkey-idUSKBN2351KV?taid=5ed10637b4f7010001631bed&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

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Reply Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India (Original post)
Mrs. Overall May 29 OP
no_hypocrisy May 29 #1
lagomorph777 May 29 #2
mopinko May 29 #7
ehrnst May 29 #21
Renew Deal May 29 #3
In_The_Wind May 29 #4
LovingA2andMI May 29 #5
GreenPartyVoter May 29 #6
mopinko May 29 #8
Harker May 29 #9
TimeToGo May 29 #10
dhill926 May 29 #11
yaesu May 29 #12
dhill926 May 29 #13
Lucky Luciano May 29 #18
area51 May 29 #14
marble falls May 29 #15
Lulu KC May 29 #16
malthaussen May 29 #17
intrepidity May 30 #25
logosoco May 29 #19
lostnfound May 29 #20
not fooled May 29 #22
Baclava May 29 #23
Dios Mio May 29 #24

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:05 AM

1. If the Virus jumps to the monkeys, they too can spread it to their minions and to people.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:07 AM

2. Twelve Monkeys - in real life? Holy shit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Monkeys

12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script.
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A deadly virus, released in 1996, wipes out almost all of humanity; forcing survivors to live underground. A group known as the Army of the Twelve Monkeys is believed to have released the virus.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:34 AM

7. ikr? those monkeys knew the key to the last door when they saw it.

 

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:00 PM

21. Off topic....

I'm in the final scene in the parking lot at BWI where the Bruce Willis character as a child looks up at the plane - one of the people walking in the parking lot, and I got a $150 bonus because they needed a red car in the shot, and they used mine..

My favorite memory is that at lunch that day, Terry Gilliam sat down at the picnic table with us extras at lunch. We were telling jokes - he laughed at one of mine, and I said, "You know, you've made me laugh countless times in my life. I feel honored to have given you one."

Someone else asked, "Is this movie a comedy?" (We had been told Bruce Willis was the star) He laughed, and said, "Not intentionally."

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:08 AM

3. This is how the Planet of The Apes happens

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:11 AM

4. We have screwed up big time1

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:26 AM

5. W..T..H???

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:28 AM

6. Well, that'll thin out the monkeys. :(

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:35 AM

8. and the continent.

 

those monkeys were itching to get out of this life.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:46 AM

9. It's easier than doing all of the work themselves.

Maybe they'll be the first to come up with a vaccine.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:48 AM

10. Who hired them?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:06 AM

11. just can't make this shit up...

sounds like a bad movie...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #11)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:30 AM

12. My brother worked on a base in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. The base would sometimes

come under attack by swarms of what they called mountain monkeys, running through the base, stealing stuff. One jumped on the back of a female soldier and started biting her on the back of the neck, must have been pretty traumatic for her.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #12)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:45 AM

13. jesus...

pandemic, climate change, murder hornets, locusts, trump...and now marauding monkeys....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #11)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:47 PM

18. Where are the samples version of "the dog ate my homework!"

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:17 PM

14. Just when you think life can't get any weirder.


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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:18 PM

15. From Laurie Anderson ...

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:25 PM

16. India has some mean monkeys!

I remember a tour of a temple with scary monkeys. Unforgettable. But now infected blood went who knows where?
Seriously. Between this and the arrest of Omar on camera at 4:30 in the morning I am really feeling like this is a giant nightmare!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:26 PM

17. Do they still control the cabana?

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #17)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:04 AM

25. Heh, that was my first thought too

Simpler times...

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:45 PM

19. I thought for sure this story was just too unbelieveable!

I am both sad and shocked but also laughing.

At first I thought it was lab monkeys and was picturing them watching and learning the lab security protocol and then finding their moment. I saw them muttering "stupid f-ing humans" as they ran off.

I think the world is officially 100% insane now.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:48 PM

20. Maybe they will use it to create a vaccine.

Sell it to the human race in exchange for letting them put us in zoos.

The surreal nature of 2020 could end like that...if it were a Murakami novel.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:05 PM

22. Cats can get it

so presumably monkeys can too.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:06 PM

23. Escape from Planet of the Apes, I bet Cornelius and Zira were involved

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:05 PM

24. Thank god shithead pulled out of WHO.

Can’t trust those commie monkeys.

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