Sadly it's not. It's just amazing these people weren't infected a year ago. You can't tell me they risked it for a cat. They been reckless the whole time and it just caught up to them.I thought I had accidently clicked on the coronavirus light thread in Off Topic when I saw this...tell me this is a joke...
What is wrong with the people that showed up? I guess they just needed any reason to party.. this pandemic is just exposing people’s mentality left and right!Yeah... I love cats...have one actually...and I really don't care if people want to have a birthday party for their cat (not me)..but... but... during a PANDEMIC tho ??!!
Sadly it's not. It's just amazing these people weren't infected a year ago. You can't tell me they risked it for a cat. They been reckless the whole time and it just caught up to them.
Here's an article from People.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.htmlA birthday party thrown for a pet cat led to a COVID-19 outbreak that infected over a dozen people.
According to The Sun and Newsweek, who cited local reports, the birthday party for the feline took place in the town of Santo Domingo, Chile, and all ten guests tested positive for COVID-19 afterwards. The attendees also infected five additional family members and friends.
Francisco Alvarez, Valparaiso regional secretary of the Ministry of Health (SEREMI), reportedly confirmed the outbreak in a public statement and said that he did not believe the story when he first heard the news.
"When I heard it was a cat's birthday party I thought it was a joke, that they were probably trying to hide something, but indeed it was," said Alvarez, according to The Sun. He added, "We have corroborated it with at least six of the 15 [infected] people who told us the same thing."
Alvarez also reportedly confirmed that the cat never tested positive for the virus. "It was the birthday organiser, the owner, she was patient zero," he said.
But as prior studies have shown, cats can indeed contract COVID-19. Last April, two felines in New York tested positive for the virus and became the first known pets in the United States to be infected with COVID-19.
However, the CDC and USDA said in a statement at the time that "there is no evidence that pets play a role in spreading the virus in the United States." The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council echoed that sentiment in their own statement.
In Alvarez's public statement, he said that he is struggling to comprehend why residents are continuing to hold social gatherings despite strict warnings not to from the government amid the pandemic.
"It's complicated and it's a little incomprehensible, especially considering that what we have said in every way and emphasised is that if people are going to meet, they need to take safety measures," he said, according to the Daily Mail.
As of Monday, Jan. 25, at least 703,178 people in Chile have tested positive for COVID-19, while nearly 18,000 people have died from the virus, according to the New York Times coronavirus database.
IKR? Love this quote:^^^ They ain't getting that money back.
Uh, $2M, that's what you have to lose. Meanwhile, I expect FFF's response is going to look something like this
I'm not surprised. I remember how bad it was in Detroit back in March. My cousin is the director for a chain of funeral homes and they were turning away people because they didn't have space for the bodies. The crematory they used was backed up. The hospitals were stacking bodies in empty rooms because the morgue was full. This is in addition to the refrigerator trucks. I noticed that these same stories are rarely heard as covid spread nationwide but it makes sense that the experience would be the same.I thought I was dreaming. But I continue to have little bombs dropped on me. In Florida, Birth and Death certificates go through the health Dept. My employer.
My colleague who works in vital statistics confirmed that the funeral directors are picking up death certificates 20+ at a time. They usually buy them 1-2 at a time. When I was responsible for doing temperatures at the door one week I saw my favorite fly funeral director guy come in every day that week. That was May. It was chilling, because if you know Funeral Directors by face, their presence feels like the Grim Reaper has arrived. Their presence means one thing. Our HD is next to a graveyard...and I said upthread that that graveyard looks busier than ever. She (my vital statistics person) also confirmed that funeral directors said gravesites owned by the city are closed. The one next to me is private and charging an extra $800 (yes price gouging) to take burials as they have the space... The 2 owned by the city are closed because open plots filled up quickly this year and any unused plots were pre-purchased. So they literally have no space. (MARK THIS POST YA'LL). Cash strapped families usually use the city owned ones.
No one is talking about all the deaths anymore---just vaccines. News space can only fit so much into a trendy news cycle. When someone can't bury their loved one ---and the person has enough pull and a big enough mouth, then we MIGHT learn. But when this thing finally dies down....you'll see how this thing really killed a lot of people. I keep hearing about mortuary trucks and all that stuff due to space...I didn't suspect it in the city DeSantis lays his head. (1 mile from my job and the gravesite)
I attended two funerals virtually and one funeral in person. I’ve definitely found that people are understanding that people can’t attend. When my friend’s dad passed away, I bought dinner for her family and they seemed to appreciate that.For those unfortunate to have lost loved ones and close friends during this pandemic did you attend the funeral in person or just virtually if available? Lately I’ve been witnessing good friends lose parents who I’ve been really close to since early childhood. I really want to attend the services but this stupid virus and I have underlying health conditions. Although most seem understanding about this pandemic in general, there’s pressure and expectation I feel to attend and I feel like I will be hated for not showing up. This upcoming funeral is out of town too and if not for the pandemic I would definitely be among the first in town. Do you find most people are understanding if you didn’t attend in person? I’m trying to come up with as many ways possible to show support and make sure my friend feels loved and supported in this new reality she’s faced with.
I attended two funerals virtually and one funeral in person. I’ve definitely found that people are understanding that people can’t attend. When my friend’s dad passed away, I bought dinner for her family and they seemed to appreciate that.
We recently lost a close family member. In normal times, because of his stature in the community, the funeral would probably have had hundreds of people. Because of Covid, it ended up being fairly small, mostly just the closest local family and a few friends. I think we were all touched enough by the many people who joined online, even though it wasn’t a particularly special service. Earlier on, another close relative died, in Canada. The immediate family postponed the service, hoping that we could have a real funeral with everyone together before the end of the summer. Of course, the border still has not reopened, so they ended up having the funeral without most of the people who would have attended. Everyone is doing what they can right now; anyone not understanding of someone’s inability to attend a funeral in-person doesn’t have the right priorities. It’s more important to reach out afterward; the loss of traditional rituals makes it harder to have a feeling of closure.For those unfortunate to have lost loved ones and close friends during this pandemic did you attend the funeral in person or just virtually if available? ... Do you find most people are understanding if you didn’t attend in person? ...