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by sheddi
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I'm not dead, in fact my whole family and I are fit and healthy (or at least, as fit an healthy as might be expected). I returned to work this week, which is largely why I've not had time to post a proper update here. The office was fairly quiet and we spaced ourselves out among the desks to achieve...
by sheddi
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Humor
Replies: 46
Views: 3497

Re: COVID-19 Humor

NT2C wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:36 pm
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We feel their pain, don't we, my brothers and sisters?
What's more shocking is that I *know* that church, it's only a few miles from where I grew up!
by sheddi
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1460
Views: 59993

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

1% of people no longer able to go to restaurants, no longer to able to buy stuff from small businesses, dead, 1% of workers gone. That kind of death doesn't "get us back to normal" anytime soon, but leads to 5 to 10 years+ of economic turmoil. Unless of course the vast majority of that 1% of the po...
by sheddi
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I'm still here but not much to report. We're into a routine now. UK national status for Sunday: 120067 confirmed cases (+5850), 16060 fatalities (+596). The daily numbers are low but that always happens at weekends since reporting is delayed. Hampshire local status: 2122 cases. Finished mowing the l...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Also, here's a news item from the BBC. One of their reporters visited a central London hospital. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al3dfgSzets I note that every health worker you see is wearing a mask; usually a surgical one, but a disposable 3M 8800 or 9300 series on some wards, and a reuasble 3M 7500...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

UK national status for Thursday: 103093 confirmed cases (+4618), 13729 fatalities (+861). Hampshire local status: 185 cases (+180 from Tuesday). Here in the UK we've just passed 100k confirmed cases. How many cases there actually are is anyone's guess, since we're only testing hospital admissions an...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The COVID AAR
Replies: 25
Views: 1979

Re: The COVID AAR

Gentlemen: Thank you for the helpful milk advice. Not that you need my recommendation, but all three milks - evaporated, condensed and UHT shelf stable ("long life" in the UK) - are in my pantry too. I find the shelf stable milk is the most like regular fesh milk and is the only one I'd choose to u...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Humor
Replies: 46
Views: 3497

Re: COVID-19 Humor

lurkshere wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Probably best if you have seen the IT Crowd but :-
https://youtu.be/TPicoK3NQI0
NSFW (ISH).

Appears as a commercial. Made me chuckle.
Ah, Channel 4 - the irreverent face of public service broadcasting!
by sheddi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The COVID AAR
Replies: 25
Views: 1979

Re: The COVID AAR

You will have gotten bitten and caught short a few times. So in the efforts to keep it simple what were the biggest things you have learned so far? Perhaps the three things you did best, the three that didn't go well and thereby what you learned the most about yourself and your family preparations?...
by sheddi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Apologies all, I was wrestling with a recalcitrant mower on Monday and missed my update. UK national status for Tuesday: 938739 confirmed cases (+5252), 12107 fatalities (+778). Hampshire local status: 1678 cases (+??). Third most regional cases after Birmingham (1884) and Kent (1689). Monday I chan...
by sheddi
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

UK national status for Sunday: 84279 confirmed cases (+5288), 10612 fatalities (+737). Hampshire local status: 15738 cases (+55). Second after Birmingham (1774). Please note there's an observed "weekend effect" where reported numbers fall at the weekend due to a general slow-down in the registration...
by sheddi
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Not quite Raptor's situation, but this video on re-use of disposable N95 respirators might be of some help if anyone isn't familiar with donning or doffing:

by sheddi
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

UK national status for Saturday: 78991 confirmed cases (+5234), 9875 fatalities (+917). Hampshire local status: 1518 cases (+102). Second after Birmingham (1712). I don't have much to report locally. The neighbourhood is fairly subdued, fewer BBQs in evidence than I would expect for a warm & sunny S...
by sheddi
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1460
Views: 59993

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

On the topic of antibodies, vaccines and tests, it seems some people who have recovered from COVID-19 don't have detectable levels of antibodies: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3078840/coronavirus-low-antibody-levels-raise-questions-about Researchers in Shanghai hope to determine wh...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

OK I've caught up with the calendar :) UK national status for Friday: 70272 confirmed cases (+5195), 8958 fatalities (+980). Our worst day yet. Hampshire local status: 1416 cases (+99). Second after Birmingham (1604). I briefly left the house to warm up my motorbike (it makes changing the oil easier...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Humor
Replies: 46
Views: 3497

Re: COVID-19 Humor

Here's one from me.

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by sheddi
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

UK national status for Thursday: 65077 confirmed cases (+4344), 7978 fatalities (+881). Hampshire local status: 1317 cases (+76). Second after Birmingham (1524). On Thursday I spent the morning at home. Mrs Sheddi's phone mysteriously stopped working, then she mentioned that she had dropped it in th...
by sheddi
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"
Replies: 54
Views: 4168

Re: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"

Along with Black Beard is saying I would suggest most people stick with low risk routines that they are familiar with. Yes, this. And also wear your PPE. The last few times I've had to visit the ER (not always for me) there's always been someone waiting there who's poked themselves in the eye with ...
by sheddi
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 2771

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

... fitting an Aux In to Mrs Sheddi's car head unit ... Hey: 1st off, what does the highlighted part mean? Sounds like he's figuring out a way to wire in an external audio source ("auxiliary input") into the radio / control head of his wife's car. That's it, exactly. The car doesn't have one at the...
by sheddi
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1460
Views: 59993

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Having worn the halfmask out a couple times now, you definitely draw more looks. I'm sure the bright pink cartridges in my case don't help. I also have a half mask and IMO the pink P-100 cartridges do draw attention. I thought it was me being self conscious but someone asked me why the cartridges w...
by sheddi
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

UK national status for Wednesday: 60733 confirmed cases (+5491), 7097 fatalities (+938). Hampshire local status: 1241 cases (+252). Back to being second after Birmingham (1462). Wednesday was a quiet day at home, chores, games and reading (more games and reading than chores, to be fair). The coming ...
by sheddi
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 2771

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

Well my bigger plans are mostly scuppered by the lockdown: - I have a fence that needs replacing > the builders' merchants are closed - I have a shed full of junk that needs clearing > the dump (officially the "household waste recycling centre") is closed So it's the smaller stuff. Gardening, vehicl...
by sheddi
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 983
Views: 35396

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Have I really not updated since Saturday? Gosh. UK national status for Tuesday: 55242 confirmed cases (+3634), 6159 fatalities (+786). The daily case numbers definitely seem to be levelling off. Hampshire local status: 989 cases (+??). Now third to Surrey (1017) and Birmingham (1372). Hampshire is l...
by sheddi
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1460
Views: 59993

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I have 3m half face respirator for work, and those are not guaranteed to seal against unshaven faces. Speaking of which, one of these arrived with me today. ( Not from that seller - with feedback like that I wouldn't ever consider an order, even if they were selling $100 bills for $5.) [Image to be...

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