I was playing my dij at the park, and someone accidently backed into me, ending with me bashing my lip on the dij... It's already swelling, and hurts to play. A little ice, and I'll be back in form in a couple days.
As I sit here nursing my lip, and reading news (the UK have the best news sites, I'm finding), I catching up on the Mouth-And-Foot thing...
As people are breaking the rules, and going where they shouldn't, and they are transporting infected carcasses through previously uninfect areas to get them to rendering plants... I just hope that if this was a human illness they would manage this far better. Jobs and money are being lost here, in a major way. Peoples freedom being robbed, and yet all the measures seem extreme and half-assed at the same time.
They don't what people in the country side, yet the Dueen goes to a horse race, and governement officials are found jogging where they shouldn't be. And the driving infected carcasses in trucks reportedly for grain (with air vents, and this can be spread via the air), through non-infected areas.
As the global economy grows, it might be hoove (pun fully intended) livestock raisers and health services to study this. If we can not contain a fast spreading disease, like this, which affects animal that are generally fenced in. What happens when a terrorist uses germ warfare and infects humans that are not fenced in? Also, are their better ways of segrigating animals to prevent this from happening, and better emergency responses to help prevent the spread.
Finally, if you know your animals are just going to be destroyed, what incentive do people have to reporting an outbreak? While there is always a risk of it being exploited, but are the farmers being reimbursed for their loses? If not, the meat is still good in these livestock, they may try to keep their mouth shut, and try to find someway to proffit from what they have instead of deal with a total lose.
I've read some reports that the virus is treatable, and the meat is still good, but you get "diminished meat and milk production", and other reports that it kills the young, and others comparing it to Mad Cow Disease. I don't know a lot about the ilness, but it does distress me greatly that the people in power seem to be violating common sense and the law at their own convenience, and more needless bovine deaths will result from it, which will take money from even more farmers, and restrict Britton's movement even more.