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Brickbat: Dog Gone

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Officials in the Chinese city of Langfang ordered the "complete culling of indoor animals" of COVID-19 patients in one neighborhood. The order was later stopped, but it isn't clear how many pets were killed. China has been pursuing a "zero COVID" policy since the pandemic started. While pets can get COVID-19 from their owners, the risk of them spreading it back to other humans is low, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  1. "We can assure you that the dogs have been (belch) disposed of."

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  2. A Chinese brickbat? Now I've seen everything.

    1. Why not? You can import Chinese brickbats by the container for pennies on the dollar over US made brickbats.

  3. There's plenty of US cops who'd be happy to participate in shooting the dogs.

  4. Can't they institute a pet mask mandate instead?

    1. Ever put a mask on a fish? Best just to kill the fish.

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  5. Sounds pretty scientific.
    /tony

  6. While pets can get COVID-19 from their owners, the risk of them spreading it back to other humans is low, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

    What if the pet is a bat? Asking for... uh, no reason. Just asking.

  7. Like the CCP listens to the CDC.

    1. I wonder which organization is higher in the trustworthiness rankings.

      1. CCP. It's easy to tell where they stand. CDC? Explain to me why only 2 Rapid Covid tests are approved & cost $20+ each while Europe has like 20 approved at $4 each.

  8. Their total lockdown of Shanghai is just plain weird. It's like a throwback to the Cultural Revolution. Idiots wielding total power. But instead of steel smelting in every lawn, or killing all of the sparrows, we know have zero COVID policy, leading to a complete and utter lockdown of a city as 26 million people get tested, children separated from parents, and a complete collapse of the supply chain. Expect Cultural Revolution style famine (and cannibalism) within a few weeks.

    Then again, Shanghai was the alternate Hong Kong. Officially part of China but cultural distinct and an economic powerhouse, how much of this is Communists exacting their revenge against the capitalist city? I think idiocy is the better explanation, but I still don't see them doing this to Beijing.

    1. could you imagine the new plaques that would come about from not having cats to limit the rats. seems this happened once before it was called the black death or something, gee i wonder if we could learn from history. Erase history and you erase science with it.

  9. What is read about going on in China sounds more and more like a template for a woke America. Trust in authority and just do what they tell you.

  10. heaven help the authority that tried to come and kill my dogs.

  11. Sigh…Killing household pets: another charming vestige of the Cultural Revolution.
    At least this time they did paws the madness. This is no way to lick the coof. Any Spike they Spot in new cases shouldn’t be used to collar man’s best friend. I don’t trust the CCP to keep such inanity on a short leash. If I were a dog, I’d flea!

  12. Now more of us will hate the Chi Coms. What dogs.

  13. By the way, I recently thought about buying a dog, but I'm not sure that I can take care of it properly and without problems. Because I have enough trouble with my snail, especially after I decided to click here and read an article on the site that has everything about these snails and realized that I don't do many things and I need to start doing them for the comfort of my snail.

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