I apologize for this being a non-paddling topic.
A morbid question popped up in my mind today. Will professionals who process the dead bodies use a standard procedure for working with them, or does this pathogen require a different protocol? And come to think of it, how DO morticians deal with the bodies of those who died from any infectious disease that might pose a threat to their own health?
My question arose due to the possibility of this new virus possibly requiring more than the standard precautions with any infectious body. Then it occurred to me that maybe there is no standard procedure at all, across the industry.