Just when you think things just can't get any worse...well, RELEASE THE MONKEYS! Yep, that's right! 100 lab monkeys were packed into wooden crates and were shipped off to a CDC quarantine facility, SOMEWHERE unknown. Evidently, the truck hauling the trailer made a mistake exit in Danville, Pa and tried to get back on Interstate 80 where the trailer was struck by a dump truck tearing open the trailer and tossing barrels of monkeys onto the interstate! Um, sounds like a good opening to a horror movie...am I hearing, Peter Gabriel?
Well, no one is really giving out any real information about this monkey mess, except that 3 monkey escaped and the CDC informed the police to advise the Danville residents to NOT to touch the monkeys: “There is still one monkey unaccounted for, but we are asking that no one attempt to look for or capture the animal. Anyone who sees or locates the monkey is asked not to approach, attempt to catch, or come in contact with the monkey. Please call 911 immediately.” Pennsylvania State Patrol tweeted out after the discovery of the missing monkeys.
Ok, well, since this didn't make it to the mainstream news I am sure it is really no big deal. I mean, the media wouldn't keep us in the dark about zombie monkies or anything...right? The CDC wouldn't withhold the truth from us... I just watched I Am Legend mind you. What I do know is that these monkeys were going to a CDC quarantine facility, an "undisclosed" facility. WHY? I am pretty sure that if it is a CDC quarantine lab, then these monkeys were infected with something. Just an educated guess. I don't believe that the CDC does the experiments, but private labs. Why was the CDC even involved in this, unless something had gone bad?
So now what? We sit and wait for some friggin, disturbing mutation that will originate in some rural town in Pennsylvania? Seriously, can we take anymore of this?
The CDC has sent out an urgent presser to those who were in close proximity to the infected monkeys heading to quarantine, it states; “If you were within five feet of the NHP crates without respiratory and eye protection, monitor yourself for signs of illness including fever, fatigue, cough, diarrhea, and vomiting. If you become ill during the 31-day quarantine period (until February 21, 2022), you should immediately report to your physician that you had exposure to monkeys and notify the Pennsylvania State Department of Health at (717) 787-3350.”
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THESE MONKEYS ARE INFECTED WITH!