Coronavirus general

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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2020, 08:48:43 PM »
The hockey stick isn't quite as steep today. The total number of new cases every day is still increasing, but not quite as fast as the past few days. Let's see if this trend continues.



But the US isn't doing too good on these metrics...



Source: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 10:28:07 PM by rachel »
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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2020, 09:52:23 PM »
Using a home made face mask is not as effective as using an actual surgical mask, but it is still better than wearing nothing.

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A protective mask may reduce the likelihood of infection, but it will not eliminate the risk, particularly when a disease has more than 1 route of transmission. Thus any mask, no matter how efficient at filtration or how good the seal, will have minimal effect if it is not used in conjunction with other preventative measures, such as isolation of infected cases, immunization, good respiratory etiquette, and regular hand hygiene. An improvised face mask should be viewed as the last possible alternative if a supply of commercial face masks is not available, irrespective of the disease against which it may be required for protection.

https://sci-hub.zone/10.1017/dmp.2013.43
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2020, 06:20:35 PM »
all public schools have closed in most places in the US. seniors are butthurt they're not getting a prom. any more than ten people in an area is banned. take out food is still open.

if i knew how to disinfect my truck i'd do so regularly. all the diseases i've been trained to handle, traveled in dirt and the important thing was to spray down the wheels with goop and wear covers on shoes. this stuff? no idea. i can't get a micron mask to wear.

Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2020, 09:28:32 PM »
Not slowing down at all yet.

The curve is not flattening in the US.

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Tips for sterilization and reuse of personal protective equipment
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2020, 10:35:35 AM »
https://m.box.com/shared_item/https%3A%2F%2Fstanfordmedicine.box.com%2Fv%2Fcovid19-PPE-1-1

In COVID-19, "50-75% of 3000 positive cases in Vo, Italy were asymptomatic according to Professor Sergio Romagnani. Risk of exposure grows exponentially as noted through actual exposures (charted internationally) N95 masks are warranted and remain the standard of care.

Can N95 masks be autoclaved or sterilized by other means for safe reuse?

To be useful a decontamination method must eliminate the viral threat, be harmless to end-users, and retain respirator integrity. 4C Air confirmed all the proposed treatments have killed corona viruses. Labs have no way to test COVID-19 directly and as an accepted protocol, E. Coli is used for testing. We asked what methods can be used to decontaminate the facial mask for reuse safely and without loss to filtration efficiency. 4C Air confirms using 70 degree C hot air in an oven (typical kitchen-type of oven will do) for 30min, or hot water vapor are additional effective decontamination methods.

Conclusions: DO NOT use alcohol and chlorine-based disinfection methods. These will remove the static charge in the microfibers in N95 facial masks, reducing filtration efficiency. In addition, chlorine also retains gas after de-contamination and these fumes may be harmful.
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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 04:20:49 PM »
Not slowing down at all yet.

The curve is not flattening in the US.

Well yeah, there hasn't been enough time for the places that have instituted lockdowns to show those results. I'm kind of skeptical of the efficacy of the lockdowns in general because of all the essential businesses. Turns out, they employ a lot of people, and when everyone can still go to the grocery store it's not going to do that much to slow down the curve. And is everyone supposed to stay locked down for a year and a half until we get vaccines or acquire herd immunity? That's an insane course of action.

Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2020, 12:27:19 PM »
Well this is going to be "fun"

no don't

Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2020, 01:15:13 PM »
with restaurants & stripclubs closed and waitresses and strippers going hungry, the pussy market is gonna blow UP

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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2020, 03:59:04 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2020, 04:04:04 PM »
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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2020, 04:09:32 PM »
Nah, we're still probably 200k behind china.

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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2020, 05:28:03 PM »
Meanwhile at the grocery store...

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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2020, 11:21:24 AM »
Stephers was talking about this last night (from her own personal experience) and today it's in the news.

Coronavirus pandemic could inflict emotional trauma and PTSD on an unprecedented scale, scientists warn

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“The scale of this outbreak as a traumatic event is almost beyond comprehension,” said Yuval Neria, the director of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and a professor of psychology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Neria, seeking a precedent to point to, said that not even the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks or World War II were adequate comparisons, as the anxiety those events caused was at least limited by geography. In this case, he said, “there are no boundaries.”

Maybe we'll actually start taking healthcare and mental health problems seriously in the US now? Yeah... we can dream.
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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2020, 10:28:34 PM »
This is a pretty cool site that plots the total number of cases vs number of new cases per day on a logarithmic scale, which turns into a straight line for countries that are undergoing exponential growth and deviates from the line once the curve is flattened

https://aatishb.com/covidtrends/

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Re: Coronavirus general
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2020, 03:35:23 PM »