- May 11, 2009
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Well the immediate obvious part is that an abattoir is continuously cutting up carcasses with blood and guts being exposed everywhere, whereas a dead human is normally contained on a tray in their own skin at a low temperature, or loose parts in a box at a low temperature to prevent decay.Why? A morgue is meant to be a sanitised space and that is for meat not meant for consumption for gods sakes. Seriously, this is not a new thing coming out of China. It has been happening for fcking decades. Learn your lesson or then suffer the consequences.
Let me google that for you. 10 Million pigs in India vs 310 million in China.
Not quite the same?
I have heard of multitude reasons for this from researchers. High temperatures & humidity in many areas, absolutely draconian level of lockdown in early stages and ongoing in some states (we guys moan for stupid things here), insufficient testing, lack of medical records. Also childhood vaccination drive is absolutely mental there - e.g. bcg vaccine for TB could be one of reasons for resistance. And less than 8% elderly population (even though that 8% could be twice than SA's entire populace). Some say it would hit India later than others - difficult to know really..India also has almost 18% of the worlds population but you don't see shyte like this coming outta there.
That place so dirty no virus can survive there.BSE outbreak(s) in the UK make headlines.
The Zika virus made headlines as it ripped through Brazil.
The Ebola outbreak received global coverage.
We'd hear of something if it went down in the world's second most populace country.
Right now its just Delhi Belly that nukes visitors to India and it is no secret that sanitation, contaminated water and hygiene are huge issues in India so we have a good idea why this is a thing. Something is clearly off with the way China handles its livestock or how they interact with livestock that this keeps happening.
2018 saw 26 million Indians travel internationally and it is rapidly growing number. So not on China's level but that is still a lot of people.
More likely europe learned their lessons about pandemics with the spanish flu, black death, etc, much earlier and developed better hygiene control to manage against infections hence why you don't likely see pandemics occurring nowadays, but their farm animals still encounter viral infections. They relatively recently had to cull a lot of pigs worldwide due to african swine fever.As of March 2018, China was home to the largest number of pigs of any country with 440.6 million heads. That year, the European Union and United States were second and third in the list, with over 150 and 73.2 million heads respectively.www.statista.com
The European Union has 148 million pigs.
The EU population is 447 million. 1 pig per 3 people.
China's population is 1.3 billion. 1 pig per 4.2 people.
The EU is the leading exporter of pork products.
Why is EU pork not causing global viral outbreaks?
Someone mentioned climate. Pretty sure Europe, with those nice winters, is conducive to the spread of 'flu-like' viruses.
Could it perhaps be that China needs to look at the way they handle, process and consume livestock and meat products?