PMR Cotton Face Masks, from Amazon

I’ve returned to work and using Cotton face Masks (cotton face coverings) whilst ‘riding’ on public Transport, apparently by Law we the travelling public are mandated to wear one, but irritatingly some member’s of the British Public aren’t wearing face coverings because Public Health rules don’t apply to them?

Wtf, medical experts from every Country across the Globe are advising we wear one, because although coverings DON’T stop you catching covid-19, they do stop the wearer spreading coroner virus if they display asymptomatic symptoms, but of course we British are libertarians (selfish assholes) and we pick and choose the laws that suit our style of living or alternatively to stick two fingers in the direction of Boris Johnson…….. Oh well that’s human nature for you, no point upsetting myself, I’m just hoping face Masks stop me catching THE virus whilst travelling to and from work on the bus, oh and forgot to say I use 72% alcohol hand sanitizer every time I alight, what more can we do?

Seller: Amazon on-line.

Price: £14.99 (+£1.95 postage and packaging)

I don’t usually write product reviews however seeing as I’ve been reading other’s reviews whilst shopping on-line, I thought I’d add my own this virus is scary s***. Consequently thanks to Amazon (not my favourite company but hey-ho), so I’ve purchased a variety of face Masks and in my opinion PMR are the most comfortable best fitting.

Disclaimer: They are sold as face masks and don’t claim to stop viruses, but then again we all know that 🙂 .

Experts are divided on whether we should wear masks however the opinion appears to be pro, and mandatory when travelling public transport, my personal opinion for what it’s worth is wearing in confined spaces cannot hurt. Five masks arrived and they really are very well made with an internal pocket to insert a filter, they’re well sewn from cotton which apparently is the best material to use and the elastic fits tightly around my ears, they fit really snuggly around the rest of my face as well.

I’ve dropped one (virtual) star because there is a slight gap between the mask either side of my nose, a problem on all masks and I guess an aluminum nose strip would have helped. Not to worry I’m happy with them and seeing as they are made of cotton they will be easy to wash, however ‘experts’ say hand wash only and don’t launder inside a washing machine!

And finally I’m sharing a ‘how to sew’ the Olson face Mask from YouTube, if I could use a sewing machine I’d definitely have an attempt at making one, however ‘me being me’ don’t be surprised if one day I do.

🙂 Stay safe peeps.

A. Shepherdson 2020

Visiting my Mother (‘schsss’ I’m breaking the Law)

By rights I should be banged-up in Prison by now! My crime visiting my Mum’s house yesterday and contravening ‘The Emergency Corona Act 2020’, no seriously if you apply the letter of the law I’m now officially classified an Offender……. Holy blank just image the asshole horrors I could be subjected to sharing a prison cell with another guy, I’ve seen the movie Shawshank Redemption.

Okay, yes I’m joking for effect (err I think I am) however under new emergency legislation I’m only permitted to leave my home for a visit to the local supermarket, a short period of exercise (no one has a clue what this means), deliver food or medicine to a dependent, however the regulations stopping us from visiting friends or relatives is causing a great deal of confusion, and what constitutes ‘short exercise’ anyway? Taking a cycle ride into the countryside is exercise. To their credit many Police Forces are applying these new Laws with common sense also restraint, however many other Police Forces are dishing out Fines like they’re going out of fashion!

Btw I’m not criticizing our wonderful first responders they’re most likely as confused as the rest of us.

Now I’m old enough and wise enough to understand rushed through legislation, flabby Law’ is also open to misinterpretation and could well end in tears, after all we’ve been here before, remember The Dangerous Dog Act? That well meaning knee jerk reaction to those horrific canine attacks in the mid 90’s, sadly this swiftly drafted well meaning’ legislation was a disaster, I’m sorry but stories of veterinarians euthanising people’s beloved pets just because a dog growled were indefensible.

Time will tell if being fined £600+costs+a victim surcharge by overzealous stormtroopers sorry Policemen/women, all for the crime of standing waiting on a rail station platform without a good reason is justice well served, ‘Rushed Law is Bad Law’ isn’t that how the saying goes?

Ok this Law is only weeks old, hopefully guidelines will be clarified and published soon, if not perfectly law abiding citizens may well refuse to pay fines, contest unjust cases in Courts of Law and chaos will ensue, BUT yes I understand we are living through the worst public health pandemic for 100 years………… I get it! 😦

Anyways, not to worry my mother enjoyed a half hours natter and friendly company, we observed social distancing, I washed my hands, sat in her conservatory for the entire visit and she disinfected the chair after I’d gone home…………

And finally photos taken by me sitting in mum’s conservatory,

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I visited my Mother yesterday. I contravened new legislation. I BROKE THE LAW!

 

©A. Shepherdson 2020

Yay I now have toilet roll!

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Yes I now have toilet roll, and WHAT’S more I’ve managed to buy a multipack of NINE soft tissue rolls!!! How lucky am I? And jeeze isn’t it a sad state of affairs when the sight of shelves stacked with loo rolls makes you happy, I was that excited I nearly wet myself. 

Well not quite, but truthfully I couldn’t stop myself smiling all the way to the cashier’s conveyer belt, a pretty young lady (I always choose them) positioned behind her newly erected protective glass, not to be laughed at because I personally know of 6 COVID-19 deaths in my Town…….. AND they’re all over age75, hmm that statistic betrays a sad truth!

ToiletRollgate! As you can imagine many theories exist on the internet as to why planet earth went short of toilet rolls, I’d describe the many myths and theories written by experts (no shortage of them on the WWW) as not so much conspiracies, but the most perplexing phenonium of the 21st Century, every woman man and their dog has an opinion so for what it’s worth here’s mine.

Everyone is in agreement panic buying customers stripped supermarket shelves, to such a point the species were on the brink of extinction, and everyone appears to agree the panic buying started in Australia. Back in mid March their Health Department Tweeted people should stock up on loo rolls BECAUSE (and this is important), BECAUSE as well as wiping your ass (apologies) toilet tissue can ALSO be used to blow your nose, a genuine health message there! Corona virus is airborne spread by infected people sneezing, I get that, it makes sense. Then of course Aussies in their droves went out and purchased loo roll, TV companies picked up on the story and a global domino affect ensued, ‘that good ole’ herding mentality for you (heard that phrase a lot) prompting us irrational stupid humans into a frenzied buying and hoarding orgy.

‘Hmm, is hoarding a mechanism for gaining back control in a crisis?’ 

However panicking as a reason for shortage seems tooo simplistic, after all that’s what supply chains and warehouses are designed for. Then just last week I watched a boxing video on YouTube, an interesting interview with the world’s top Promotor discussing the Sport’s future post pandemic, when for a reason that escapes me? Eddie Hearn suggested the most plausible explanation yet!

Thus.

Apparently in the world of selling toilet rolls, the global production/delivery/selling industry is divided into two ‘businesses’, two totally separate independent supply chains, one involving supplying schools factories hospitals libraries fire stations etc……. you get the idea! The second supplying supermarket shelves only and nothing else, two supply chains ‘that never the twain shall meet’ so to speak.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

Yes?

No?

Common concentrate.

Well Eddie’s theory goes, after the panic buying subsided people’s homes were fully stocked, quickly followed by Governments locking millions of people within their homes (I’m saying no more), the consequence people stopped using toilets in their workplaces offices restaurants, instead they began working from home thus creating a domestic loo roll shortage, you get the idea, workplaces overflowed with tissue rolls but uhmm no one was wiping their ass! 

Seems a plausible theory to me, what do you think? Lol do you care?

 

A. Shepherdson 2020

Living in a Ghost Town

Photographs taken by myself (©Andrew) at midday 6th April 2020.

Below you see a series of 4 photographs all snapped (now there’s an historic phrase for you) with me standing at the very same spot on our planet’s surface, they’re all captured using my (new) Smart phone and all taken pointing in a North East South & West direction. 

(Ever heard the saying Never Eat Shredded Wheat’? Ugh what? That’s the rhyme my mother used to teach me as a child so I’d remember the clockwise points on a compass, hmm is there a name for this teaching aid?)

Anyways where was I? 

There’s a startling visual phenonium flooding the internet at the moment, and of course social media has picked up on it, whether on FB or Insta, you’ll see fascinating pictures taken of global City streets striking by the absence of ALL human beings. But there’s more, even more remarkable are the Global tourist attractions taken before lockdown and soon after, again there’s not a human animal in sight!

Whether outside Buckingham Palace or The Taj Mahal, Cityscape wonders of the world usually packed with people are empty and they’re truly remarkable, capturing your imagination because empty Cities no longer exist, incidentally I read a remarkable statistic yesterday it’s estimated one Billion souls are currently locked inside their own homes!

😮 one Billion me included!

Anyways ever the one to latch onto a trending #hashtag I thought I’d share photos of my own Town’s empty Streets, btw I live somewhere in the UK (lol wall’s have ears and I don’t want some crazed Italian woman trying to track me down again, but she did look stunning out of her virgin white bra and panties, no virgin though!)

Back on message, gazing at my photos once again it’s no exaggeration to say I’ve never seen my Town look so empty, yes startling photographs but also a little unnerving upsetting even…………… hopefully we’ll return to normality soon 🙂 .

Incidentally the pillared building pictured below/left was historically my Town’s centre, in the year 1606 Richard Ashcombe left £50 to build a house ‘over and above’ the Cross, which later became a place where residents sold perishable goods such as butter.

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Looking NORTH 

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Looking EAST

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Looking SOUTH

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Looking WEST, alas Police will stop a Motorist to ask him where he’s going

The City is Birmingham 1982, the song ‘Ghost Town’ by The Specials a social comment of a depressed and decaying Britain………..

 

©A. Shepherdson 2020

Staying home PROTECTS lives

Oh dearie me, Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood has been a very naughty girl. Usually a person’s fall from grace swiftly followed by an unreserved apology makes for wonderfully entertaining TV viewing, we do so enjoy watching the rich and powerful, pompous and hypercritical being snared by the very advice they’re lecturing other’s to follow, especially if the delinquents sour faced apology, sorry sermon! Is delivered standing before a lectern it’s like watching a crash unfolding before your very eyes!

Only problem is Catherine’s hubris is a whole lot more serious, for the past few weeks she’s been quite rightly pleading with the public to stay at home and so protect the NHS, then yesterday a Scottish newspaper published photos of her visiting her second home (40miles away), I’ll spare you the pictures but she’s been spotted outside walking with her husband and children!

Sadly the saying ‘Do as I say and Not as I do’ comes to mind, however I’m not gloating, Dr. Calderwood is good person, a health professional sharing ‘life or death’ advice we all must follow to stop this awful virus from spreading. Catherine doesn’t deserve the hate emails and radio phone in abuse she’s receiving, she’s apologised unreservedly, admitted irresponsible behaviour and given a touching honest response, so let’s all give her a break shall we. 🙂 

‘Stay at home and Protect lives’

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England’s cheif nursing officer Ruth May, “stay home, protect the NHS and save lives 🙂 “

 

A. Shepherdson 2020

New Corona virus legislation, living within a Police State

Ok before I begin, I’m not stupid, I understand both the reasoning and need for ‘The Health Protection UK Act 2020’. I understand the reasons why 60 million UK citizens are no longer permitted to leave their home, at least for a minimum of 6 months before the legislation is reviewed.

Six months! 😀 That’s living within a ‘Police State’ in all but name.

So please let me be clear on this, I’m not complaining, this corona virus infection death rate after having tested positive for COVID-19 is doubling every 4 days. As of now 600 deaths a day, and expected to be 1000 deaths per day when our Easter break falls. So understandably our Government attempts to suppress these tragic deaths by fear (I’m not being critical), fear of contracting this awful disease and the burden this puts on our NHS, also fear of monetary fines, Court appearances and/or possible prison for those contravening these new Regulations. 

Sad times, ‘it is what it is’.

“If you are not complaining Andrew, why publish this today?” you may ask. Well having this WordPress has given me a disciplined reason to sit down and carefully read this new Act of Parliament, or ‘Instrument’ as Boris prefers to call it? (Statutory Instrument is a new one on me)……. 😀 why else would I have bothered posting? 

😦 To be continued, A. Shepherdson 2020………………

Below, extracts (screenshots) from the new 2020 Emergency Act of Parliament.

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Legislation brought before Parliament, ‘Health Protection Regulations 2020 

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Prosecution: ‘As of this moment, Fines and/or arrests, perhaps a Court appearance’

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Restrictions on Movement: ‘To take exercise either alone or with members of their household’

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Fixed penalty notices: ‘Authorised person (Police) issues a fixed penalty to a person he believes has committed an offence under this legislation’

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Restrictions on movement: ‘Reasonable excuses for leaving the house’

The Mountain goats of Llandudno

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Well appears everyone on social media across the planet is posting photos of the Mountain goats of Llandudno, so I thought to myself ‘Andrew why not jump on the bandwagon?’

These Mountain goats normally populate the rocky Great Orme Country Park land, also occasional visitors to the seaside town of Llandudno (in Wales UK).

Ever heard of the phrase

‘Wild nature always takes an empty space’

If you haven’t but you’re a keen gardener, you’ll be all tooo aware clear a patch of soil from all vegetation, leave unattended for several days, and weeds will have already begun re-invaded the space as their own….. yep wild nature always takes an empty space goats included.

The wild herd of ‘shaggy coated’ goats were most likely drawn by the lack of people, few cars, and the absence of tourists due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Oh and a plentiful supply of lush green grass………… they won’t be the only wildlife species either!

A. Shepherdson 2020

Coronavirus. Known unknowns?

The greatest ‘known unknown’ of our times, a question I’ll ask myself at some point each and every day…… don’t we all? 

“When If I catch the corona virus, will I be one of the 97/100 who get better again? Or one of the 3/100 who’ll sadly pass away?………….. I’m not being morbid about it, statistics don’t lie!

“There are known knowns; there are things we know we know.

We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.

But there are also unknown unknowns; the ones we don’t know, we don’t know.

And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.”

Donald Rumsfeld (Secretary of Defense) 12/02/2002

I’ll try and keep my narrative as clear and simple as possible, after all I’m a simple guy, and remember this is a themeless Blog.

Ok I’ll be completely honest with you dear readers, rather pretentiously, I had intended to try and draw parallels between Rumsfeld’s famed, no quite brilliant “unknown unknowns” speech, to try and make sense of this COVID-19 chaos? But THAT would be yes pretentious, pseudo intellectual wanky……. in other words I wouldn’t have a clue what I was talking about. All I will add is Rumsfeld’s 2002 speech is considered one of the greatest soundbites ever spoken by a politician, iconic even, never to be bettered for the sheer mental gymnastics required trying to make coherent sense of it! ❤

Perhaps hawkish Rumsfeld isn’t as smart as he thought he was, asked by the reporter at the video’s ending, George Dubya’s policy salesman couldn’t apply any to the original question!

But it’s still brilliant, genius and if the internet is any indication, used to begin many a writer’s thesis whether that be microbiology or the complexities of international warfare. Ahh hold on a second, humanity is at war trying to defeat Covid-19 and turns out, and I’ve done my research here, turns out ‘unknown unknowns’ originates from the 1950s when first used by defense analysts, so who knows? Perhaps at this very moment very intelligent men and women are using it as a tool to defeat corona virus?

Maybe.

Who knows, perhaps I’ve just been trying to find an excuse to share one of my very favourite YouTube videos on my Blog……. you didn’t know this but I’m a bit of a ‘famous speech’ anorak!

Anyways I’ve learnt today that rather than being an off the cuff nonsense soundbite, with George Dubya’s political fixer soon after universally ridiculed and lampooned, people initially thought the statement was pseud’s corner gobbledygook! However the concept of the ‘unknown unknowns’ existed long before Donald Rumsfeld gave it a new audience.

Discussing Politics makes a change from my adoration of the female form, you know my references to wobbly succulent peachy buttocks and dripping wet kitties!

A. Shepherdson 2020

Medical Ventilators, the most sought after piece of equipment on the Planet!

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(I make no apologies for TRYING to share a sense of urgency, without this WordPress I simply wouldn’t bother writing, I’d be sat worrying myself watching the News all day.)

Incidentally, I’ve taken great care to source my facts from trusted websites also I’m an Engineer by trade.

Myself included, the horrific covid-19 deaths across Spain and Italy have reminded us corona virus is no attack of mild influenza, testing positive for corona attacks a body’s pulmonary system, alters a human’s ability to draw breath into damaged lungs, drugs are useless only this technological breathing aid called a ventilator is of use, and when connected to an oxygen supply lives are saved.

Ok I’m going to calm myself down, write a little less excitably, with a calm measured tone from now on…….. however I make no apologies as to the importance of these medical marvels, and the worldwide insatiable desire to own them, find them, buy them by any means possible foul or fair! In this case, there’s no ‘quite literally’ about it ventilators can be the difference between living and dying.

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Keeping ‘ahead of the curve’

Keeping ‘ahead of the curve’, the statistical phrase covd-19 will forever be remembered for…  and yes (I’m sure) one day this will all be an awful memory 🙂 .

If you don’t enjoy reading my postings, that’s fine I write them for myself and anyone who’d like to read 🙂 . Tomorrow’s will be a little more positive.

My humble advice, why not try limiting yourself to watching only one trusted News outlet, my own being the BBC.

I now try and limit exposure to corona virus news stories to one half hour’s concentrated reading in the morning (virtually impossible I know), I trust our very own state funded (sorry taxpayer funded) BBC, and for the well being of my own mental sanity, I’m limiting myself to scan reading headlines then clicking on news stories that capture my imagination for in depth reading. Whether that be a putting a positive community spin to lift the heart, or truly horrific statistical graphs that reveal death rates are doubling every 4 days revealing we’re two weeks behind Spain and Italy, you just have to limit your News exposure. Looking on the bright side our Government appears to be ‘ahead of the curve’ the new buzz phrase this virus will be long remembered for.

Anyways, the Government today published photos, both shocking and comforting at the same time. Below the newly constructed ‘Nightingale Hospital’ London, tomorrow’s posting will be a little more light hearted. Take care.

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A. Shepherdson 2020

Can you become immune to COVID-19?

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My go to source for unbiased truthful News reporting, you’ll of course have your own 🙂

If you’d prefer to skip my text, I’ve a News Link also a Face mask video below. Take care 🙂

So can you become immune? That’s THE question we’ve all been wondering about these past several weeks, but who do you believe when there are so many untrustworthy websites out there, also an information overload courtesy of the News sites you do.

Well quite by chance I discovered this The New York Times article below, turns out the answer is a qualified yes, however with some significant unknowns and one extremely important caveat, you may be fortunate to have recovered from Corona, and yes you’ll be immune to further infection however you could still pass on the virus to others.

The New York Times: Can you become immune to the Corona virus?

I’ve visited The New York Times website, and the above article was uploaded several hours ago (but there’s a pay wall)…….. in other words it’s NOT fake news. Do as I do, find yourself a News outlet you trust, limit yourself to a few short periods reading each day then go try find something more enjoyable to occupy your time with, and my trusted media conduit is? The British Broadcasting Company BBC of course, funded by the Tax payer and free from Commercial bias. 

And finally, in my humble medically unqualified opinion, the best advice I can take from the viral  experts is wash your hands, wash your hands, keep washing your hands and don’t touch your eyes nose or mouth.

A Corona Virus mask protection video uploaded onto my YouTube Channel….. illegally I might add but I doubt anyone cares 🙂 !

A. Shepherdson 2020

When in Rome (do as the Roman’s do!)

All 3 of my previous three posts bombed at the box office, come on lol give me some credit for trying to lighten a sombre mood, yes they were out of cinque with the horror that’s enveloping all of our lives, and perhaps now is not the time for tales of hand jobs and young women’s sweet peachy ass? Yep lol, very little feedback from my readers and to be quite honest I don’t blame you …………. but ty if you did ❤ . 

When In Rome: proverb: when vacationing abroad (or in unfamiliar surroundings) you should adopt the customs or behaviour of those around you.

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Are you familiar with curry flavoured ‘Pot Noodles?’ Boiled Curry flavoured brown water with strands of lol rubbery pasta noodles…….. convenient, tasty and not so bad 😀

Earlier this week I went food shopping, late evening so virtually every grocery shelf in my local supermarket was half empty, “the British public should be ashamed of themselves” so said an NHS executive on witnessing displays of panic buying, and sadly I have to agree 😦 .

I purchased a loaf of bread, several jars of preserve etc however what really captured my attention was the sight of customers wandering away from a caged pallet carrying 4 pack ‘Pot Noodles’, well like I said ‘When in Rome do as the Romans do’ so I place one in my basket and realised there and then I haven’t tasted one of these in 30 years, no word of a lie not since my mother stopped buying them… that is until today!

And my culinary verdict is? Lol unchanged, both the freeze dried powdered sauce and slightly rubbery pasta hasn’t improved this past quarter of a century, but ‘it is what it is’, convenient tasty and filled a hole…… sad times 😦 .

A. Shepherdson 2020

 

Strangely enough I’m unworried (today)

UntitledI hope you’re coping well under the circumstances 🙂 …… believe it or not I am still commuting to work, yep here in the UK my employer is yet to close our University Department. Why so Andrew? God only knows but we’re hoping they have a cunning plan, either that or they’re waiting for Governmental edicts to trickle down instructing us what to do, or more’s the truth management are as bewildered as the rest of us? Who knows, but these are unpredictable uncertain times, the new world order is forget the past and understand pragmatism is the new word to live by, coping with problems sensibly and realistically, a heightened mindset my Grandparents lived by during World War 2. 

Yes a rather very trite analogy but what else can I say? 🙂 ……. Anyways my apologies if this sunny disposition pissed you off.

(Oh and switch off that blessed TV news.)

Early Monday morning the above email popped into my Inbox, turns out barely 50metres away from our workshop someone tested positive for COVID-19! Apparently the unnamed academic felt unwell over the weekend, had themselves tested, informed The University then did the intelligent thing and self isolated. The amusing consequence being everyone I bumped into for the rest of the day either laughed a:

“Did you hear the news? I guess that means we’re all @%&£*# then!”

Or some such similar less profane response from the women (adorable creatures), but interestingly to a person NO ONE panicked, there was to be NO running around screaming in floods of tears, nope everyone just went about their normal duties though almost certainly a little more thoughtfully………. yep a positive test in the next building along certainly sharpens the imagination!

Perhaps we’re all a touch more well prepared for bad news in Oxford, nervous stoicism being the watch-phrase, you see my University city known the world over is alas a Corona Virus ‘hotspot’, the national statistics don’t lie, the coloured maps the TV love showing tell us what we already know, thousands of foreign students study at Oxford and no fewer than 30 foreign Nationals on our Group alone, we’re well aware carriers walk these city’s streets of dreaming spires and who knows how this one’s going to play out over the coming days, we thought Twenty First Century was fast paced well the new world order will be even quicker still, hopefully I’ll be mentally strong enough to cope.

If you want my personal opinion, and thanks for asking, I’m more convinced than ever after having watched this past week’s awful news stories, it’s the News Broadcasters who are panicking and the British public who are coping relatively well (that’ll change), anyways look after one another. 

Early days and I’m enjoying reading all your Blogs 🙂 . x

 A. Shepherdson 2020

 

The Virus hunters

Today’s post is a Link to a fascinating and beautifully written article, no don’t disappear there’s photos as well! I’m hoping this share from ‘The Daily Telegraph’ website will play in overseas territories, incidentally The Telegraph is a quality UK newspaper……. if a touch Right Wing lol.

Photos by Simon Townsley.

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Sierra Leone’s ‘Virus hunters’ From Ebola to swine flu to HIV/Aids, viruses borne by animals have caused some of the most devastating epidemics in history. What will come next? In Sierra Leone, Joe Shute joins the scientists working to find Disease X – a virus that is as yet undiscovered, but which could have the potential to ravage populations

Had enough of fake news and scare stories? I’ve a factual article which may interest you 🙂 .

A true tale following a group scientists on a trek into the rain forest’s of deepest darkest Africa, northern Sierra Leone to be more exact, sparsely populated and little visited, very few remote regions such as these exist on planet Earth. These band of brave men and women are searching for something called ‘Disease X’, an as yet undiscovered pathogen with the potential to spark a pandemic, and what are they searching for in Sierra Leone jungles? Bats! Warm blooded mammals also carriers of some of the deadliest viruses on the planet, many are unknown, several such a Ebola and Corona have killed thousands upon thousands of humans, and in the jungle may lurk the one disease that could………….., with thoughts of Corona virus on my mind (I’m quite worried now) I discovered this article and decided to (hopefully) share.

Immensely readable and of course highly topical, ‘Virus hunters’ makes plain that as man encroaches ever deeper into remote jungles, almost certainly another virus could jump species the very moment a bat sinks its bloody fangs into a human being…. the warning is there are places where human beings must never go.

Oh yes that link!……………                 The Virus hunters

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A bat is removed from a mist net so the viruses it carries can be tested and documented.

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Sierra Leone August 2018 looking for new strains of the Ebola virus in the wild animal population.

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I’m still unsure if the article was written before Corona?….. My guess is yes.

 

A. Shepherdson 2020 (and The Daily Telegraph)