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by sheddi
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62695

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: 1612
Views: 98705

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: 50
Views: 6850

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: 51
Views: 5941

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: 1087
Views: 62695

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: 1087
Views: 62695

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: 36
Views: 4864

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: 51
Views: 5941

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: 51
Views: 5941

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: 1087
Views: 62695

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: 1087
Views: 62695

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: 43
Views: 5116

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: 1087
Views: 62695

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: 1087
Views: 62695

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: 54
Views: 7213

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: 1087
Views: 62695

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: 1087
Views: 62695

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...
by sheddi
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98705

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Stercutus wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:35 am
More than 3 Million people filed for unemployment this month in the US. This isn't just the most ever, it is the most by lots.
Three million in a *week* (week ending Mar 21) unless the British news has really misunderstood things. There's another week of March to come.
by sheddi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98705

Re: COVID-19 Thread

According to their latest infographic , cases in Italy seem to have plateaued. Which is to say, they're still getting around 5000 new confirmed cases a day but it's been that same number for the past 3-4 days, rather than increasing by ~30% a day as it was before. Deaths seem to have also levelled o...
by sheddi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62695

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

UK national status: 9529 confirmed cases (+1542), 463 fatalities (+41), 135 patients recovered. Hampshire local status: 251 cases (+44). Fatalities still aren't reported by locality although the Guardian has come up with an estimate by collating reports. Another day in work, my last for the week as ...
by sheddi
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62695

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

UK national status: 8077 confirmed cases (+1427), 422 fatalities (+87). Hampshire local status: 207 cases (+36). Fatalities aren't reported by locality as far as I can see. Another day in work for me. A relatively quiet commute, there are definitely fewer vehicles on the road than usual. There were ...
by sheddi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62695

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

Area hospitals are now begging supplies so that they can provide patient care. The hoarders have completely screwed over themselves by buying out the stocks that hospitals need of gloves, masks and sanitizer etc. There will be a lot of irony when people die from their own foibles of trying to prote...
by sheddi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62695

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

My wife and kids had a full day at home. Total achievements were essentially zero unless you count watching half a season of Agents of Shield and growing gazillions of crops in Farming Simulator 19 on the XBox ... I went to work as normal. Management have decided that some of us are essential worker...
by sheddi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98705

Re: COVID-19 Thread

The UK has just joined most of the rest of Europe in an effective lockdown for the next three weeks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlEFrbLeDks Main points copy-and-pasted from the BBC: Here are the major points of his speech: From tonight, people in Britain will be allowed to leave their homes for ...

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