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Old 08-31-2022, 12:16 AM   #43
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They DO use sewage water to effectively test for covid-19 spread in the population. It doesn't mean the virus is then active.
My understanding is they look for virus fragments, as that is what is left in waste water from the... uh... source.

But Covid is too new for nostalgia. To be really hip these days you need to contract polio. It's been detected in waste water in at least 2 US cities. As "Things You REALLY Don't Want" go, polio is near the top of my list.
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:15 AM   #44
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I never really thought hand sanitizer to be an effectual defense against covid. Just my unprofessional nobody opinion. Now this monkeypox is giving me second thought about all that sanitizer. Since it's spread by contact and bodily fluid contact, at least mostly, some sanitizer at the dump station and may other places certainly won't hurt. I put some latex gloves in my wet bay covid, poxes, and such aside it's just a good idea. Given how I've seen the odd little splash or spatter dealing with hoses, some eye protection wouldn't be out of the question.
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I never really thought hand sanitizer to be an effectual defense against covid. Just my unprofessional nobody opinion. Now this monkeypox is giving me second thought about all that sanitizer. Since it's spread by contact and bodily fluid contact, at least mostly, some sanitizer at the dump station and may other places certainly won't hurt. I put some latex gloves in my wet bay covid, poxes, and such aside it's just a good idea. Given how I've seen the odd little splash or spatter dealing with hoses, some eye protection wouldn't be out of the question.
Uh, this is not how you get monkeypox.
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Uh, this is not how you get monkeypox.

As Peter Gabriel sang, don't monkey with the monkey.
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SARS/COVID virus in sewage?
This might make some think over wading in SW Florida flood water, considering all the raw sewage that was washed out of treatment plants.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...9df23d6dda6f67

I wonder if this also indicates all flooded debris must be handled as hazardous waste?
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The last thing we are worried about in Florida. There is a lot worse in the waters.
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The last thing we are worried about in Florida. There is a lot worse in the waters.

For sure
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SARS/COVID virus in sewage?
This might make some think over wading in SW Florida flood water, considering all the raw sewage that was washed out of treatment plants.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...9df23d6dda6f67

I wonder if this also indicates all flooded debris must be handled as hazardous waste?
I can't say what FL considers hazardous, but a few years ago here on the Plains a river flooded a country fairgrounds and its camping areas. They had the grounds cleaned up in time for the fair but the camping areas were closed until they could be chemically treated, as up-river a waste water treatment facility had been submerged in the flood waters.

Specifically with SARS-CoV-2 there are virus *fragments* that are expelled with fecal matter (other viral diseases do the same; see the recent detection of polio in a New York community via waste water inspection), but not a full, complete virus. Also SARS-CoV-2 is a respiratory virus, so infection via other routes, while possible, is highly unlikely.

Ah, the things we learned many months afterwards...
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