There are several surprising side effects of the coronavirus pandemic, that make a lot of sense once they’re pointed out. For instance one of the prime drivers in reduced GDP during the first quarter was drop in health care spending. How can that be with all the investment in treating COVID-19? Elective treatments were put off, nobody was going to the dentist either.
When restaurants closed down, rats had to go scurrying elsewhere in search of food. The virus may have jumped from bats (perhaps via an intermediary animal) to humans, but rats were apparently affected quite a bit too.
One place rats, mice and other rodents went, apparently, was Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
Saturday Night Live reminded us not to eat airport sushi. And those airline meals can sit freezing for a disturbingly long period of time. But now we may need more than just irregular health department inspections of airport food service locations, too?