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(Medical Xpress)   Tests with hamsters show masks reduce the spread of coronavirus. Cool, now try it with lemmings   (medicalxpress.com) divider line
    More: PSA, Infection, Severe acute respiratory syndrome, Transmission and infection of H5N1, Hong Kong, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, infected animals, transmission of the deadly coronavirus, Masks  
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2020-05-17 6:24:40 PM  
Cool.  So if we start with the hamsters, the new evolution won't take as long.
 
2020-05-17 6:32:53 PM  
Lemmings won't wear them.
 
2020-05-17 7:05:25 PM  
Lemmings tend to solve the problem of being contagious by finding a nearby cliff.

Or having one lemming dig down for a while
 
2020-05-17 7:18:29 PM  
Seems hamsters smarter than middle America
 
2020-05-17 7:31:15 PM  
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2020-05-17 7:42:16 PM  
Tests With Hamsters, that was the lesser known Kevin Costner Civil War movie.
 
2020-05-17 7:55:15 PM  
Better test them on rats, from what I've seen
 
2020-05-17 7:57:44 PM  
Someone redo this with all the hamsters wearing masks:
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2020-05-17 9:29:22 PM  

cretinbob: Lemmings won't wear them.


They can put their umbrellas in front of their nose and mouth.
 
2020-05-17 9:37:55 PM  
 
2020-05-17 9:51:47 PM  
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2020-05-17 9:59:17 PM  
Well then Disney would just throw them off the cliff for a dramatic shot.
 
2020-05-17 10:08:37 PM  
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Really?  I had to be the first?

Fark is a pale shadow of its former self.
 
2020-05-17 10:13:22 PM  
And we're done.

I can stop yelling at Farkers. Finally.
 
2020-05-17 10:15:36 PM  

AstroJesus: Tests With Hamsters, that was the lesser known Kevin Costner Civil War movie.


"No one cared who I was, before I put on the mask."
 
2020-05-17 10:25:16 PM  
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2020-05-17 10:46:56 PM  
"Surgical masks were placed between the two cages with air flow travelling from the infected animals to the healthy ones. "


This global imperative has been validated by placing masks between hamster cages.

I'm glad we're working with solid science.


"The infection rate plunged to just over 15 percent when surgical masks were put on the cage of the infected animals and by about 35 percent when placed on the cage with the healthy hamsters."
 
2020-05-17 10:50:13 PM  
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Apparently, lemmings refuse to wear masks as it violates their "constitutional rights" and "religious freedom."
 
2020-05-17 11:00:52 PM  
Every hamster has its day.

But, did they GO FOR THE EYES, BOO?!
 
2020-05-17 11:17:33 PM  

Unobtanium: Someone redo this with all the hamsters wearing masks:
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GIFs you can hear.
 
2020-05-17 11:36:55 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: "Surgical masks were placed between the two cages with air flow travelling from the infected animals to the healthy ones. "


This global imperative has been validated by placing masks between hamster cages.

I'm glad we're working with solid science.


"The infection rate plunged to just over 15 percent when surgical masks were put on the cage of the infected animals and by about 35 percent when placed on the cage with the healthy hamsters."


Ah, the same mentality that took fish tank cleaner because the president told them that a drug related to it was a "game changer," and even after the drug's been proven - with solid science, mind you - to be dangerously ineffective, continues to agitate for access to the drug as an option.
 
2020-05-17 11:41:36 PM  
Hamsters are often used for respiratory research because their lungs behave very similarly to humans.  That's about all I can contribute to this thread since I'm pretty hammered.
 
2020-05-17 11:56:59 PM  
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2020-05-18 12:24:30 AM  

RyansPrivates: Hamsters are often used for respiratory research because their lungs behave very similarly to humans.  That's about all I can contribute to this thread since I'm pretty hammered.


Hamstered.
/I, too, have had some wine
 
2020-05-18 12:58:27 AM  

eyeq360: [img.buzzfeed.com image 700x467]
Apparently, lemmings refuse to wear masks as it violates their "constitutional rights" and "religious freedom."


see also:  Smoking in restaurants.
 
2020-05-18 1:09:36 AM  

FormlessOne: fark'emfeed'emfish: "Surgical masks were placed between the two cages with air flow travelling from the infected animals to the healthy ones. "


This global imperative has been validated by placing masks between hamster cages.

I'm glad we're working with solid science.


"The infection rate plunged to just over 15 percent when surgical masks were put on the cage of the infected animals and by about 35 percent when placed on the cage with the healthy hamsters."

Ah, the same mentality that took fish tank cleaner because the president told them that a drug related to it was a "game changer," and even after the drug's been proven - with solid science, mind you - to be dangerously ineffective, continues to agitate for access to the drug as an option.


I wonder if they tried turning the mask inside-out?

Or...

Oh I get it, it was the same mask, they put it on the healthy hamster's cage after the sick hamster testing was done.
 
2020-05-18 1:14:34 AM  
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2020-05-18 1:23:22 AM  

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So wearing a mask is kind of like pissing yourself?
 
2020-05-18 1:39:09 AM  

Unobtanium: Someone redo this with all the hampsters wearing masks:
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FTFY

/off my lawn
 
2020-05-18 2:13:30 AM  
In other news, diffusion and convection of fluids are hampered by obstacles.
 
2020-05-18 5:26:09 AM  

pup.socket: In other news, diffusion and convection of fluids are hampered by obstacles.


Only problem is that sometimes the obstacles have manufacturing defects and you're left paying child support.
 
2020-05-18 5:42:08 AM  
Dammit I clicked on that in the hope of seeing a hamster in tiny PPE
 
2020-05-18 6:10:00 AM  

eyeq360: [img.buzzfeed.com image 700x467]
Apparently, lemmings refuse to wear masks as it violates their "constitutional rights" and "religious freedom."


But they have so much respect for the flag, especially the two wearing it as a cape, and the person behind the "my body my choice" sign that has it tied to their stick upside down.
 
2020-05-18 8:14:39 AM  

FormlessOne: fark'emfeed'emfish: "Surgical masks were placed between the two cages with air flow travelling from the infected animals to the healthy ones. "


This global imperative has been validated by placing masks between hamster cages.

I'm glad we're working with solid science.


"The infection rate plunged to just over 15 percent when surgical masks were put on the cage of the infected animals and by about 35 percent when placed on the cage with the healthy hamsters."

Ah, the same mentality that took fish tank cleaner because the president told them that a drug related to it was a "game changer," and even after the drug's been proven - with solid science, mind you - to be dangerously ineffective, continues to agitate for access to the drug as an option.


Except in that case, it was likely a woman who poisoned her husband and was trying to find a way to get away with murder.

She donated thousands of dollars over the past 4 years solely to Democratic causes, including to Hillary Clinton's election campaign.   Think I'm full of it?

https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/ind​i​vidual-contributions/?max_date=12%2F31​%2F2020

Put in her name, "Wanda Lenius", and see for yourself.

Doesn't take a genius to figure out that someone who has donated that much money to the Democrats isn't likely to take Donald Trump's word on something.

So it's kind of dumb to use her as an example.  Use one of the bleach injectors instead.
 
2020-05-18 8:18:02 AM  
I was hoping for pictures of cute hamsters wearing wee little masks. But they just put regular masks between the cages.
 
2020-05-18 9:07:07 AM  

cefm: I was hoping for pictures of cute hamsters wearing wee little masks. But they just put regular masks between the cages.


How about a peeg?

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2020-05-18 10:15:57 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: "Surgical masks were placed between the two cages with air flow travelling from the infected animals to the healthy ones. "


This global imperative has been validated by placing masks between hamster cages.

I'm glad we're working with solid science.


"The infection rate plunged to just over 15 percent when surgical masks were put on the cage of the infected animals and by about 35 percent when placed on the cage with the healthy hamsters."


Unless they actually made little tiny hamster size masks and put them on them I don't care about this story.

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2020-05-18 1:15:46 PM  

rummonkey: fark'emfeed'emfish: "Surgical masks were placed between the two cages with air flow travelling from the infected animals to the healthy ones. "


This global imperative has been validated by placing masks between hamster cages.

I'm glad we're working with solid science.


"The infection rate plunged to just over 15 percent when surgical masks were put on the cage of the infected animals and by about 35 percent when placed on the cage with the healthy hamsters."

Unless they actually made little tiny hamster size masks and put them on them I don't care about this story.

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Cute picture, here's an illustration of the experiment for your benefit.
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§=+=) =-=] 15%!
__________

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§=+= (=-=] 39%!
__________

CONTROL SUBJECTS
~~~~~~
§=+=  =-=] ?!
_________
 
2020-05-19 9:34:11 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: pup.socket: In other news, diffusion and convection of fluids are hampered by obstacles.

Only problem is that sometimes the obstacles have manufacturing defects and you're left paying child support.


Hence the word "hampered", not "blocked" ;)
 
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