Do you want to know why the virus has spread so rapidly in Turkey? Do you want to know why a slow mutation process is occuring? Then look no further:
“The daily Vatan reported that former President Suleyman Demirel, who lives in a townhouse in a busy, central Ankara street, had a dozen chickens he kept in his backyard exterminated as a precautionary measure”.
If the holding of chickens is such an extensive custom in Turkey, then the human/poultry front line is enormous. Perhaps this only serves to highlight the erroneous assumptions the New York Times writer mentioned in this post was working on:
â€œthe Ankara cases have the most alarming implications becauseâ€¦.. it is a relatively well-off area, where it is not the norm for humans and animals to live under one roof. â€
Obviously not so, Ms Rosenthal, obviously not so.