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    Coronavirus: Putting hamsters on plane could test transmission | Daily Mail Online

    Putting hamsters on an a plane could prove whether the coronavirus can be spread through airborne transmission, infectious disease expert says

    • Prof David Heymann said placing hamsters on planes could reveal whether Covid-19 can be spread through the aircraft's air circulation system
    • The WHO said yesterday there is 'evidence emerging' of airborne transmission
    • Previously thought the virus spread in droplets released by an infected person
    they might run out of hamsters so hide!

    is it me or does this seem a bit unscientific?
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    I tried it at home, hamster seems fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Coronavirus: Putting hamsters on plane could test transmission | Daily Mail Online



    they might run out of hamsters so hide!

    is it me or does this seem a bit unscientific?
    It's you

    Hamsters, like mice, are used quite a lot as human analogues. It's less of an ethical minefield to test on hamsters rather than getting a load of uninfected people to get on a plane with Typhoid Mary sitting in the middle.

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    Let's just hope experiments will be humane and they won't put poor hamsters on Ryanair...

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    What does hamsters have to do with Pogle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    What does hamsters have to do with Pogle?
    Hamsters are Guinea Pigs with dwarfism, everyone learnt that at school....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Hamsters are Guinea Pigs with dwarfism, everyone learnt that at school....
    I'm sorry, but I'll make no apologies for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    What does hamsters have to do with Pogle?
    Excellent point - well made
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pogle View Post
    Excellent point - well made

    You & NLUK can't read? - "they might run out of hamsters so hide!"

    Anyway its nice to hear from you, are you OK?
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    they might run out of hamsters so hide!

    is it me or does this seem a bit unscientific?
    Here's the answer!



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Many-Gu.../dp/1250123682

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