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by sheddi
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Humor
Replies: 29
Views: 675

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: 611
Views: 11827

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: 52
Views: 1842

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: 17
Views: 163

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: 1167
Views: 30878

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: 611
Views: 11827

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: 17
Views: 163

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: 611
Views: 11827

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: 1167
Views: 30878

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...
by sheddi
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Humor
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: COVID-19 Humor

LtCmdLeia wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:04 pm
Also those are some awesome mountains!
by sheddi
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 49
Views: 706

Re: Homemade Face Masks

Not sure if I've already posted this, but Stanford have put together a short document on improvised masks and mask re-use. There's a copy on box.com here: https://stanfordmedicine.app.box.com/v/covid19-PPE-1-1 Page 5 has a table comparing five potential means of disinfecting masks, and shows that wh...
by sheddi
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 611
Views: 11827

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

boskone wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:02 pm
sheddi wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:48 am
I had wanted to get pizza from Domino's, but they're not allowing collection and we're outside their delivery area so no Domino's for us it seems :(
Maybe see if they'll deliver to the parking lot, and just put the pie on the hood or something?
That is, in essence, my plan for next time :D
by sheddi
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 611
Views: 11827

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

UK national status: 41903 confirmed cases (+3735), 4313 fatalities (+708). The daily case numbers seem to be levelling off (perhaps). Hampshire local status: 809 cases (+??). Still second to Birmingham (1138). I've not left my home today, I went out to the garden and it was surprisingly quiet, could...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

I heard a news report this morning that ethanol plants across the US may close due to the drop in oil prices. This was predicted to lead to a drop in corn prices. That would be bad for farmers who are already struggling. So, at least we won’t see a shortage in field corn. Oddly, reports are that et...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 49
Views: 706

Re: Homemade Face Masks

Oh, and one more thought. Regarding cleaning/decontaminating homade fabric masks, we're talking about coronavirus here not anthrax. I reckon a hot machine wash (60 deg. C , 140 deg. F) would do it, or a soaking in 70% alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, or pretty much any of the other things recommended b...
by sheddi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 49
Views: 706

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I was looking at this earlier in the week and found this published article on ResearchGate (the full text is available): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258525804_Testing_the_Efficacy_of_Homemade_Masks_Would_They_Protect_in_an_Influenza_Pandemic The researchers looked at a range of material...
by sheddi
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 611
Views: 11827

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

It's not just @Ever ; I've been unable to log in to ZS for a couple of days too. UK national status: 33718 confirmed cases (+4244), 2921 fatalities (+569). Hampshire local status: 699 cases (+??). Birmingham still leads with 852. Went to work. Roads quiet, office quiet. Live, in general, is quiet it...
by sheddi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 611
Views: 11827

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

Sorry I missed my update yesterday. I also see Wee Drop has already given the UK national figures. UK national status: 25150 confirmed cases (+3009), 1789 fatalities (+381), 135 recovered (still developing the reporting process, it seems). Hampshire local status: 567 cases (+48). Birmingham still le...
by sheddi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song
Replies: 30
Views: 746

Re: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?

I'll see your song and raise you this one :)

by sheddi
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 611
Views: 11827

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

UK national status: 19522 confirmed cases (+2433), 1228 fatalities (+209), 135 patients recovered ("a new process for collecting numbers of recovered patients is in development"). Hampshire local status: 432 cases (+48). Birmingham has a clear lead on 513. Another day at home, have barely stepped ou...
by sheddi
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 611
Views: 11827

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

UK national status: 17089 confirmed cases (+2546), 1019 fatalities (+260), 135 patients recovered (no change to official figure). Hampshire local status: 384 cases (+67). Birmingham still leads with 428, Sheffield is catching up with 361. The medical director of the NHS was on TV earlier, as part of...
by sheddi
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"
Replies: 52
Views: 1842

Re: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"

I did not know where to put this information; here in 'tips' or in the COVID-19 thread. British Medical Journal The Lancet Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic (Excerpt) Universal face mask use in the community has also been discouraged with the argument that face masks provide no ef...
by sheddi
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 611
Views: 11827

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

UK national status: 14543 confirmed cases (+2885), 759 fatalities (+181), 135 patients recovered (no change). Hampshire local status: 317 cases (+50). Birmingham still leads with 366. Another day at home Local area remains quiet, nothing much to report. Went for a 10k walk this afternoon (we're allo...
by sheddi
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 611
Views: 11827

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

UK national status: 11658 confirmed cases (+2129), 578 fatalities (+115), 135 patients recovered (no change). Hampshire local status: 267 cases (+16). Birmingham has overtaken us with 290 confirmed cases. A day at home. Didn't achieve very much; replaced the spark plugs and air filter on my daily dr...

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