When it comes to something like coronavirus, there are impacts far beyond that of the medical world to be concerned with. In the very case of COVID-19, the novel and deadly strain that we’re currently dealing with, those impacts began in the Far East.
Wuhan, China is believed to be the birthplace of this pandemic, spreading organically outward, through the Middle East and onto Europe before finally crossing the Atlantic and giving us Americans a nice scare too.
When the Chinese population collectively decreased their manufacturing output, the stock markets took notice. Americans’ 401K’s began to slide backward on account of Beijing’s lowered economic impact, which in turn drove up demand for those goods, and so on and so forth until we’re blue in the face.
The heart and should of Thailand’s economy is not manufacturing, however; It’s tourism. And now that the tourism dollars have dried up on account of “social distancing” and panic, the locals are growing restless…and hungry.
Hundreds of starving monkeys fought over a single banana that was left in the street, as tourists who regularly feed them shun Thailand.
The normally well-fed primates swarmed across a street in Lopubri, central Thailand, after they spotted a fellow monkey holding a banana.
But, it took a sinister turn as they started to shriek and fight over the measly fruit.
Just how weird was it?
Onlooker Sasaluk Rattanchai, who filmed the banana brawl, said: “They looked more like wild dogs than monkeys. They went crazy for the single piece of food. I’ve never seen them this aggressive.”
She added: “I think the monkeys were very, very hungry.
And it’s only going to get worse, as more and more tourists look to postpone their trips until after this virus saga concludes.