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COVID-19 Updates

Discussion in 'The Open Mic (Non Music Related)' started by Milkman, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    As the other thread is now too polluted with bickering I'd like to try a new thread.

    I'm hoping we can keep it helpful and informative but that takes everybody's (including myself) effort.

    It's not possible to separate the political aspects from this situation completely, but this should not be the place to express your disdain for or support for any particular political figure or party.

    I figure it's worth a try.

    Everybody is welcome to participate of course.

    Wuhan, China’s coronavirus epicentre, ends 76-day lockdown
     
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  2. sambonee

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    Worth a try, yes? Able to separate as you say very tough. Important info for everyone absolutely.

    I’ve been checking out sky news Australia with some good results.
    One thing is for sure, music and isolation go well together. Our economy not so much.

    do we finally have a verdict one what the face mask protocol is supposed to be?
     
  3. Milkman

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    That seems to be up in the air. I read that the corona virus is approximately 0.6 microns in size and that it easily passes through all but the most advanced masks or respirators.

    That seems to imply (and some have stated it) that the mask helps protect others from you, but offers very little protection to you from infected people.

    I'm not stating facts here, just something I read yesterday.

    I'd be happy to be better informed.
     
  4. Milkman

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    IHME | COVID-19 Projections

    New source of data and predictions. This organization is funded by bill gates, and is the model Dr Brix referee to a week or so back.
    No numbers for Canada though. I suspect they are working on adding all countries soon, as some EU countries were added on the weekend.

    I personally find a few of the predictions for some states on low side. Also, NY just announced that deaths at home with no COVID test will now be added to the death estimates. They are seeing 250 at home deaths per day, where 25 is typical. As many as 2000 more could be added to the current totals. At home deaths are happening in larger than expected numbers in Chicago as well.
     
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  6. tomee2

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    Good news yes, but if I’m reading it right no one in the home actually got sick? A person visited, then tested positive, and then they monitored people in contact and they all test negative.
     
  7. Milkman

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    Yup something like that. I spoke to someone yesterday who has a parent in that building. They were cautiously optimistic.

    It seems like once there's a case in such a place, it's like dropping grenades.
     
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  9. Milkman

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    Well, the checks worked at one home, but not at others. I really hope they can get it under control.
     
  11. mhammer

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    A much-beloved 94 year-old aunt of mine is in a nursing home. Her kids had hired a personal service worker to help her a little while back, but all PSWs have been banished from the building. Naturally, we can't visit her. Unfortunately, because the absence of PSWs leaves the permanent staff stretched, they don't have any time to bring her down to the front doors for a through-the-glass visit. Just as sadly, her hearing loss makes it near impossible to have a phone conversation. I suppose if there is any good side, I keep my eyes peeled for death announcements, and despite its size, I've yet to see anyone from that facility passing. Fingers crossed that they ride it out.
     
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  12. davetcan

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    I've locked the other thread in an attempt to slow down the stupidity. Let's try and keep this one on track. The other thread is still viewable for entertainment purposes.
     
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  13. guitarman2

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    I've repeatedly heard this as well. I don't understand it though. How can it keep the virus from getting out if you're wearing it as a sick person but not keep it from coming in from others? Maybe we should wear it inside out.
     
  14. davetcan

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    Absorbed into your eyes.
     
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  15. Milkman

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    Because it at least stops the expectorant from its full distance and speed maybe?

    The reality is that the virus is MUCH smaller in diameter than most of the masks can block including those being used by front line medical workers.

    Again, I am NOT expert in this and would be happy to hear any other opinions on the topic.
     

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