Monkeys in India stole blood samples of COVID-19 positive individuals in a lab in India. With that, popular movies 28 Days Later and Planet of The Apes are now Trending on Twitter. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, dogs are now being trained to detect COVID-19 in airports.
28 Days Later and Planet of the Apes are both trending. Well, I guess we know what that means. ZOMBIE MONKEYS!!!! 2020 is the worst!! pic.twitter.com/OxxfX0wcIg — Howie (@Howie) May 29, 2020
Monkeys really are curious and scary
A lab technician was walking out of the campus at a state-run medical college in Meerut, India. Then suddenly, "Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment ... we had to take their blood samples again," said Dr. S. K. Garg.
Garg, as well as the authorities, are not clear if the monkeys spilled the blood samples or if COVID-19 could infect monkeys' troop. "No evidence has been found that monkeys can contract the infection," Garg spoke with Reuters.
There is a video of one of the monkeys who stole from Garg that was eating surgical gloves that may or may not be used to treat one of the COVID-19 patients that have since gone viral on Twitter and now people are talking about the movies 28 Days Later and Planet of The Apes.
Meerut: Monkey run away with #corona test samples, locals fear spread of infection. #IndiaFightsCoronavirus pic.twitter.com/Mpe9tuR3H6 — Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay07) May 29, 2020
Had to go see why Planet of the Apes & 28 days later were trending. And I— I’m tired man pic.twitter.com/NxwyHNu3nd — Fatrick Chewing (/) (@Kaiszer_Sozae) May 29, 2020
People's reactions on Twitter were on high alert due to the incident, and despite Indian authorities doing their best to keep the public calm, the people on Twitter are now thinking of "zombie monkeys."
Tweets coming out like, "28 Days Later and Planet of the Apes are both trending. Well, I guess we know what that means. ZOMBIE MONKEYS!!!! 2020 is the worst!!" and, "Had to go see why Planet of the Apes & 28 days later were trending. And I-I'm tired man"
Dogs really are man's best friend and maybe COVID-19's enemy
CNN Traveler has reported that there are now trials taking place in the United Kingdom in which they are using sniffer dogs to detect COVID-19 travelers even before symptoms are shown. However, developing a certain scent isn't proof that a person has COVID-19 yet. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine claim that respiratory diseases can change body odor.
If the dogs are properly trained to detect the different scents of individuals with respiratory disorders, and more specifically, COVID-19, it would be a game-changer. Sniffer dogs are usually trained to sniff out weapons, drugs, and other illegal contraband that is not safe for flying. They can also be trained to detect infections, illnesses, and other diseases in travelers like cancer, malaria, and Parkinson's disease.
The "Super Six" is the name dubbed for the group of dogs consisting of labradors or cocker spaniels to see if they might be able to crack the code and give humans an edge against the deadly coronavirus. Super Six, don't let us down, we're all watching and waiting in anticipation of the good news your squad can accomplish.