From the mechanical point of view, it limits broadcasting. If you exhale heavily/cough, it will not travel as far. Anything that can limit, even a small percentage is not a bad thing.
many lives were ruined and/or lost in those examples.i'm back, after my 1 day quarantine. Probably my only post for the day, to limit exposure.
Sure, they needed a made-for-tv drama script two months later because the public couldn't listen to the scientists,
and when polled, the public thought it was no biggie, so the elected government, to maintain approval ratings, reflected the concern level
of the people - which was dismissive. It is not the other way around.
Early numbers of exponential growth were compared to final flu numbers from a few years ago.
Why were they not compared to early numbers and the growth rate of that flu? (2+ compared to 1.3)
Why wasn't the hospitalization rate compared? (15%+ to 2%)
And why wasn't that clearly communicated?
Using the flu numbers that conspiracy theorist from @jdog's vid, he quoted
US numbers 45M/325M (13.8%)contracted the flu, 60k died: 0.15% - but only 2% required hospitalization
over a slower growth curve. This virus has more than 7x the need for hospital beds with a growth rate
of almost double (and double in terms of exponential, isn't a linear double - it is double in each "cycle")
these figures were known.
The mortality rate of the virus, is different than the overall rate, because people will
die that didn't have to, because care will not available. The mortality rate of the diamond princess is not
indicative of the final toll, because all of these people were treated.
Iran and Italy don't have a stronger strain, they just have a head start.
It’s more contagious, more deadly (particularly for older people), and it has a greater potential to overwhelm our health care system.www.vox.comFully 80% of US deaths so far have been in those 65 years and older.www.cidrap.umn.edu
the economy and small business will recover. it survived the depression. It survived the wars when no raw materials were available.
Potato famine, the dust bowl, lack of snow in the NJ.
This, I have seen some suggestions that those who are infected should wear masks to prevent spreading,Also, some N95 masks have a valve that let air going outside the mask. Would those let the virus out making them completely useless?
With or without a valve, it's just minimizing the risk and absorbing the virus infected moisture the person is coughing/sneezing/breathing out. It's not like a non-valved mask seals everything in completely as there are still usually gaps somewhere, but it's still minimizing the chances.This, I have seen some suggestions that those who are infected should wear masks to prevent spreading,
but this was noted as a consideration. Yes, valve models wouldn't be effective.
Can we start a thread with only good news?And for some more positive news....
These are just a few of the heartening headlines on the world's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, from the US to China and South Korea.www.goodnewsnetwork.org
I thought this was a good podcast from USAC. It speaks more about staying healthy, how the germs spread, and how to train in these current times.
Most people on this thread are looking at bigger picture apocalypse topics so this may not work for you.
And the Dr on here seems to have some pretty legitimate credentials.
“Dr. Michael J Roshon, MD specializes in emergency medicine in Colorado Springs and has over 22 years of experience in the field of medicine. He's also a pro cycling team doctor and has worked with teams like UHC Pro Cycling and Cannondale-Garmin. Dr. Roshon is the Chief of Medical Staff for the Penrose Hospital system in Colorado Springs, and is on their COVID-19 task force, where he's the Medical Specialist on their incident response team. He has his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology”.
Yeah, my suspicion is the masks work to prevent you from getting/spreading the virus, but if everyone that doesn't really need them buys them, then the people that really need them can't get them.i believe it is because the medical community needs the masks to treat everyone and there is a shortage already.
We should assume everyone is infected- mask or not. When we start mass testing then we can adjust and start to be certain that those around us are...If what I said is valid... I have to question the recommendations that were made by government officials that only those infected should wear one.
Now if one wears it, ppl may assume that those who wears a mask is infected.
I'd like to retract my statement about Wheel of Time. It was Sword of Shannara that I couldn't get through because it was a LOTR ripoff. I read Eye of the World but I don't remember if I liked it or not. I guess I liked it enough that I gave it to my father-in-law, and he read it and then bought all the other books to read. But I guess I didn't like it enough to read the other eleven books that he gave to me when he was done with them.Rip off? I challenge you to a duel good sir.
I also want the authorities to free all the prisoners.