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(Yahoo)   We've had bird flu, swine flu, and bats gave us COVID. Now it is time to introduce the deadly Monkey B virus onto the world   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-07-19 3:31:25 PM  
Make sure to make a boot disk from an uninfected computer. The boot sector is where it's stored.
 
2021-07-19 3:34:36 PM  
 
2021-07-19 3:47:11 PM  
Hey yeah, we should really call COVID-19 bat flu.

Somebody get right on that.
 
2021-07-19 3:50:41 PM  
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2021-07-19 3:54:47 PM  
Bats gave us Covid? Okay.
 
2021-07-19 3:55:06 PM  
Or
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2021-07-19 3:56:26 PM  
Monkey herpes, huh? Ooooooooookaaaaay.
 
2021-07-19 3:58:09 PM  
Sooner or later Max Brooks is going to be right about Zombies from China.
 
2021-07-19 4:04:28 PM  
I liked Monkey B Virus's first couple albums but lately he's gone too commercial.
 
2021-07-19 4:07:54 PM  
It's the Chimpan-Z variant I'm most woried about...
 
2021-07-19 4:13:39 PM  
I thought everyone already knew that herpes was all over macaque.
 
2021-07-19 4:15:20 PM  

Tom-Servo: Bats gave us Covid? Okay.


In general, yes.
 
2021-07-19 4:26:16 PM  
Sure, let the pangolins completely off the hook just because they coordinated with some vampire bats.
 
2021-07-19 4:43:48 PM  
Just wait until Monkey D hits
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2021-07-19 4:48:15 PM  

Tom-Servo: Bats gave us Covid? Okay.


Yeah, coronaviruses spread from bats to humans, but through an intermediary animal.

SARS is bats -> civets -> humans.

MERS is bats -> camels -> humans.

COVID is bats -> pangolins -> humans (probably)
 
2021-07-19 4:59:34 PM  
My wife will never believe me when I explain how I got herpes from a monkey.
 
2021-07-19 5:09:28 PM  

wild9: Tom-Servo: Bats gave us Covid? Okay.

In general, yes.


My understanding is that bats are common vectors of disease since they are mammals, eat a variety of insects, tend to live in large communities and probably have a lot of immunity to a variety of different things, but can still act as carriers. They're kind of an ideal cesspool for human transmissible disease if you think about it.

Birds are similar but there's a bit of a species barrier since what might survive in birds may not work in mammals. But bats allow an easier crossover, so germs do not have to make the same jump that they do from birds.
 
2021-07-19 5:18:13 PM  
Not just one monkey Subby. There were 12.
 
2021-07-19 6:06:46 PM  

cretinbob: This should help


My very first Win95 box caught the Monkey.B 25 years ago.
 
2021-07-19 6:31:04 PM  
George Michael - Monkey (Official Video)
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/I kinda wanted to go with "Monkey B is my George Michael / Company B cover band" but I was afraid nobody would remember Company B.
 
2021-07-19 6:32:00 PM  
Not as good as Monkey A.
 
2021-07-19 7:12:50 PM  

snowjack: Monkey herpes, huh? Ooooooooookaaaaay.


No, no, noooo... he got herpes from macaque!
 
2021-07-19 7:14:44 PM  
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2021-07-19 7:18:07 PM  
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2021-07-19 7:23:42 PM  
I got Monkey.B from infected Doom II floppies.
shiat's serious, yo.
 
2021-07-19 7:43:22 PM  

max_rebo_groupie: My wife will never believe me when I explain how I got herpes from a monkey.


It will be a lot worse if she does believe you.
 
2021-07-19 8:42:16 PM  

Calehedron: cretinbob: This should help

My very first Win95 box caught the Monkey.B 25 years ago.


I had a tech support job for a major computer manufacturer that ended up being run into the ground by a person who ended up thinking they could be nominated for president.

Anyhoo that was a huge issue we had to deal with...25 years ago
 
2021-07-19 11:15:49 PM  

khatores: wild9: Tom-Servo: Bats gave us Covid? Okay.

In general, yes.

My understanding is that bats are common vectors of disease since they are mammals, eat a variety of insects, tend to live in large communities and probably have a lot of immunity to a variety of different things, but can still act as carriers. They're kind of an ideal cesspool for human transmissible disease if you think about it.

Birds are similar but there's a bit of a species barrier since what might survive in birds may not work in mammals. But bats allow an easier crossover, so germs do not have to make the same jump that they do from birds.


I was surprised to learn bats can live 20+ years, and they have a pretty amazing immune system.

So it shouldn't be surprising that a colony(?) of 10s of thousands of flying rats crammed together would be one of nature's best Petri dishes.
 
2021-07-19 11:37:15 PM  

Mister Buttons: khatores: wild9: Tom-Servo: Bats gave us Covid? Okay.

In general, yes.

My understanding is that bats are common vectors of disease since they are mammals, eat a variety of insects, tend to live in large communities and probably have a lot of immunity to a variety of different things, but can still act as carriers. They're kind of an ideal cesspool for human transmissible disease if you think about it.

Birds are similar but there's a bit of a species barrier since what might survive in birds may not work in mammals. But bats allow an easier crossover, so germs do not have to make the same jump that they do from birds.

I was surprised to learn bats can live 20+ years, and they have a pretty amazing immune system.

So it shouldn't be surprising that a colony(?) of 10s of thousands of flying rats crammed together would be one of nature's best Petri dishes.


Weirder than that is bats having sex. Shiat gets wild.
 
2021-07-20 2:12:30 AM  
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Hopefully we'll stop regular Monkey B before it mutates into Super Monkey B.
 
2021-07-20 8:59:10 AM  

khatores: Mister Buttons: khatores: wild9: Tom-Servo: Bats gave us Covid? Okay.

In general, yes.

My understanding is that bats are common vectors of disease since they are mammals, eat a variety of insects, tend to live in large communities and probably have a lot of immunity to a variety of different things, but can still act as carriers. They're kind of an ideal cesspool for human transmissible disease if you think about it.

Birds are similar but there's a bit of a species barrier since what might survive in birds may not work in mammals. But bats allow an easier crossover, so germs do not have to make the same jump that they do from birds.

I was surprised to learn bats can live 20+ years, and they have a pretty amazing immune system.

So it shouldn't be surprising that a colony(?) of 10s of thousands of flying rats crammed together would be one of nature's best Petri dishes.

Weirder than that is bats having sex. Shiat gets wild.


And that's even before Catwoman gets into the mix.

/Don't even start with the Penguin.
 
2021-07-20 10:05:25 AM  

cretinbob: Calehedron: cretinbob: This should help

My very first Win95 box caught the Monkey.B 25 years ago.

I had a tech support job for a major computer manufacturer that ended up being run into the ground by a person who ended up thinking they could be nominated for president.

Anyhoo that was a huge issue we had to deal with...25 years ago


Gateway? LOL I definitely blew up the tech line...
 
2021-07-20 12:58:40 PM  
Is this one of those vintage stories?  I remember my roommate working in a lab with monkeys that had it in 1973.
 
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