Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ)

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Re: Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ) 

Post#881 » by molepharmer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:54 pm

science for those interested - basically it's a synopsis of a recent genomic study providing evidence that this C-19 strain was NOT born out of a lab and that the strain is of natural origin. [not sure how many people actually thought it was lab engineered, but I'm sure there were some]

https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2020/03/26/genomic-research-points-to-natural-origin-of-covid-19/
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Post#882 » by Stillwater » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:56 pm

Paija wrote:Up to some 20 years ago surgical masks were made from gauze and washed in high temperatures and later sterilized and reused many times.

Yeah but don't tell that to the medical professionals having to throw away old gowns in exchange for wearing garbage bags as replacements or return to less convenient methods of viral containment by washing and reusing masks.
The supplies are exhausted apparently as the world hoarded them our government acted on the premise we wouldn't need them when they had access and now that we do need them they keep telling everyone we have it under control they are being made meanwhile we don't have them it's not under control...but in the same breath control is probably not realistic with this anymore anyway so it is worthless to expect it to matter.
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Re: Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ) 

Post#883 » by sfernald » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:57 pm

I am hearing at least locally that grocery stores are getting stocked again and much of the panic buying seems to be over.
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Post#885 » by Stillwater » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:02 pm

molepharmer wrote:science for those interested - basically it's a synopsis of a recent genomic study providing evidence that this C-19 strain was NOT born out of a lab and that the strain is of natural origin. [not sure how many people actually thought it was lab engineered, but I'm sure there were some]

https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2020/03/26/genomic-research-points-to-natural-origin-of-covid-19/

That isn't proof imo.
It may very well have not been concocted in Wuhan, but it's very reasonable to think once discovered was intentional bioterrorism spreading in one of the most populated world product supply bases that would certainly not only infect the people there but all the boxes and goods that left there.
We will never know and it doesn't matter now. But it sure would be nice to have a target to reak payback towards besides some fantasy bat crap theory
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Post#886 » by NoDopeOnSundays » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:05 pm

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Post#887 » by Dirk » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:08 pm

Italy, updat - 26 March
Active: 62.013 (+4.492)
Recovered: 10.361 (+999)
ICU: 3.612 (+123)
Deaths 8.165 (+662)

Total cases 80.539 (+6.153)

Tests 361.060 (+36.615)

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Subject: Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ)

Dirk wrote:Italy, updated

• Active cases: 57.521 (+3.491)
• Deaths: 7.503 (+683)
• Recovered: 9.362 (+1.036)
• Intensive care: 3.489 (+93)

Total cases: 74.386 (+5.210, +7,5%)

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[spoiler]Subject: Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ)

Dirk wrote:Italy update

• Active cases: 54.030 (+3.612)
• Deaths: 6.820 (+743)
• Healed: 8.326 (+894)
• Intensive care: 3.396 (+192)

Total cases: 69.176 (+5.249, +8,2%)
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Post#888 » by ClipsFanSince98 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:08 pm

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Post#889 » by DowJones » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:10 pm

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This is an interesting chart. Michigan has the 5th most confirmed cases despite being the 5th worst in terms of testing. Michigan also lagged behind Ohio and Illinois when it came to limiting the amount of people in gatherings and key closures.
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Post#890 » by Jordan-esque » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:11 pm

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So idiotic at this point to still think US can be back to normal again 2 weeks from now, when other countries are doing much more extreme measures to keep people safer and they’ve been doing for much longer than us.
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Post#891 » by LKN » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:12 pm

Dirk wrote:Italy, updat - 26 March
Active: 62.013 (+4.492)
Recovered: 10.361 (+999)
ICU: 3.612 (+123)
Deaths 8.165 (+662)

Total cases 80.539 (+6.153)

Tests 361.060 (+36.615)

Previous updates
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Subject: Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ)

Dirk wrote:Italy, updated

• Active cases: 57.521 (+3.491)
• Deaths: 7.503 (+683)
• Recovered: 9.362 (+1.036)
• Intensive care: 3.489 (+93)

Total cases: 74.386 (+5.210, +7,5%)

Yesterday's update:
[spoiler]Subject: Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ)

Dirk wrote:Italy update

• Active cases: 54.030 (+3.612)
• Deaths: 6.820 (+743)
• Healed: 8.326 (+894)
• Intensive care: 3.396 (+192)

Total cases: 69.176 (+5.249, +8,2%)


I'd be interested to see their positive test rate.... wondering if it's been fairly consistent or if it's gone down at all
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Post#892 » by Dirk » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:18 pm

LKN wrote:
Dirk wrote:Italy, updat - 26 March
Active: 62.013 (+4.492)
Recovered: 10.361 (+999)
ICU: 3.612 (+123)
Deaths 8.165 (+662)

Total cases 80.539 (+6.153

Tests 361.060 (+36.615)

Previous updates
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Subject: Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ)

Dirk wrote:Italy, updated

• Active cases: 57.521 (+3.491)
• Deaths: 7.503 (+683)
• Recovered: 9.362 (+1.036)
• Intensive care: 3.489 (+93)

Total cases: 74.386 (+5.210, +7,5%)

Yesterday's update:
[spoiler]Subject: Semi-OT: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread V (Read Post 1 & FAQ)



I'd be interested to see their positive test rate.... wondering if it's been fairly consistent or if it's gone down at all

the black line is the % of infected detected by the tests made on that day (grey bar) (red bar = number of positives)
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% of recent days
22
28
24.4
19
today 16.8

They're still grasping at straws to find positives.
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Post#893 » by chrismikayla » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:22 pm

I don't know how safe this is but local hospitals here are recommending extended re-use of N95 masks. They are recommending holding the masks over boiling water for ten minutes for sterilization.
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Post#894 » by Dirk » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:24 pm

chrismikayla wrote:I don't know how safe this is but local hospitals here are recommending extended re-use of N95 masks. They are recommending holding the masks over boiling water for ten minutes for sterilization.

There is a Stanford study on that,
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Post#895 » by sfernald » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:37 pm

Article on how this virus actually does its dirty work. It takes advantage of high blood pressure in people by attaching to cells’ ace blood pressure receptors apparently.

https://qz.com/1822554/how-the-coronavirus-tricks-cells-into-a-full-body-invasion/
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Post#897 » by LKN » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:40 pm

Dirk wrote:
LKN wrote:
Dirk wrote:Italy, updat - 26 March
Active: 62.013 (+4.492)
Recovered: 10.361 (+999)
ICU: 3.612 (+123)
Deaths 8.165 (+662)

Total cases 80.539 (+6.153

Tests 361.060 (+36.615)

Previous updates


I'd be interested to see their positive test rate.... wondering if it's been fairly consistent or if it's gone down at all

the black line is the % of infected detected by the tests made on that day (grey bar) (red bar = number of positives)
Image

% of recent days
22
28
24.4
19
today 16.8

They're still grasping at straws to find positives.


That's a pretty high positive rate still right? I've heard some health experts mention some rough thresholds that mean you are "testing enough" and IIRC it was lower than that (although the fact that i's going down is a good sign).
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Post#898 » by madmaxmedia » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:42 pm

Thanks to whoever posted Udonis Haslem's Player's Tribune piece many pages back, it really is a great and moving read. For those who haven't seen it yet-
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/udonis-haslem-nba-covid-the-real-miami
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Post#899 » by madmaxmedia » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:05 pm

I am posting these links as a general discussion of the Defense Production Act and why I feel strongly we need to use it, not to discuss any particular people in our federal government. I don't understand why we haven't moved on this already, it's one of the singularly most powerful and proactive actions our government can take! It's an act that financially supports and enables businesses to produce equipment and supplies desperately needed by the American population.

Relying on individual companies to figure it out themselves, try to make financial projections for large capital investments needed to jumpstart new production equipment, forecast orders, etc. all individually makes absolutely zero sense right now, when the government can help significantly streamline the process. Zero sense.

The U.S. government is able to make contracts with industry under the law prioritizing the production of goods in scarce supply. It can also provide loan guarantees or lend money directly to targeted industries, and it can shield them from anti-trust actions resulting from firms cooperating and planning with one another. And if those incentives prove insufficient, administration officials can also use what's called an "allocation authority" — namely, telling firms that the government has the right to purchase their products above anyone else.

"You could use the prospect of these things to get them to agree to what you want to do — it's a sword of Damocles authority, if you will," says Bialos. "Fundamentally, this is a set of tools the administration can use to negotiate with companies in an industry. So if you're short of some product — ventilators, face masks, whatever — you call in the company, survey their capabilities quickly, understand what they can and can't do, and then you start dealing."


https://www.npr.org/2020/03/18/818069722/trump-invokes-a-cold-war-relic-the-defense-production-act-for-coronavirus-shorta
https://www.alternet.org/2020/03/jared-kushner-has-thrown-out-the-established-government-plan-on-pandemics-and-has-been-swarmed-by-corporate-execs/
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Post#900 » by bwgood77 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:08 pm

Richfield wrote:Must see from Cuomo..

from 2 days ago, missed this..

Goes off a little bit, haven't seen him like that before..

FEMA says we're sending 400 ventilators

Really!?..What am I going with 400 ventilators?..

When I need 30,000!!

YOU PICK THE 26,000 PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO DIE

because you only sent 400 ventilators!



I think he means 29,600

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