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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by TrustyPatches, Mar 15, 2020.
I hear they're most effective when used as a suppository
I usually just smoke them
Well, that would be great if it's true. Don't have time now to review the assumptions.
BBC article on mask use, FWIW
OK, I read an article on masks and tried to link it and now the link is providing a video instead.
I worry about coming around the corner at the grocery store and somebody just coughs/sneezes into the air. It just takes one of those interactions to get it, when the droplets are shot through the air at you. Seems like a mask would be safer than nothing.
I went to my dermatologist and was the only patient there that wasn't tele-medicine. Didn't wear the Bane mask, but will if I'm forced to go somewhere just in public probably. His Masters work before medical school was in epidemiology so he was giving hi opinions on all the stuff we discuss itt.
and? What were these opinions?
poor paul knows how to cock tease
nothing really out of the ordinary (experts in here do a great job of explaining) other than he's a little more optimistic at how quickly the heat will help the spread die in a lot of places.
but he was really big on the fact it'll come back strong in the winter so we need to be ultra prepared.
he wondered once we've got serology tests if people can be given identifiers for restaurants and the like. he made a scarlet letter joke.
Is there a good tracking resource for people who are considered to be “recovered”?
Obviously testing will be needed to find the super mild cases, but in general there should start to be a fair amount of early cases in the US that will start to enter that stage here in the coming days.
If you just want a number I've been using this to keep up that pperc15 posted.
Today’s IL numbers:
673 positives (doubled from yesterday)
Approx. 13% positive test rate is a 2% jump. Somewhat concerning.
Death rate stays flat, however.
That link isn't entirely current; my county reported publicly a total of 32 cases four hours ago, and this site still lists our total as 25 (which it has been for two days).
It wasn't right for my county either but it's been ahead of other places on a national level
Good tips here
It’s down for me right now
May have been covered, but can covid transfer from say flooring like tile or metal to plastic and then onto humans when contacted? Example would be a plastic bucket on the floor or on a metal shelf and then when the bucket is touched it transfers to the hands.
Has this changed since Friday, in your opinion? Asking about the RT-PCR and any new testing that might have entered the market and is being used.
It can remain on surfaces for hours/days. Cardboard is the most forgiving (can live for hours). Stainless steel least forgiving (can live for days).
Virulence decreases with time. Wash your hands constantly.
Yes. See attached. The chance of being infected is very, very low.
Thanks. I’ve been wiping down all of my deliveries from Amazon including outer box and contents.
I still think false negative is very high
maybe it's just me, but I feel like that is waiting way too long to seek professional help. I get not wanting to clog up the system, but that guy obviously needed medical attention.
umm yes, pretty sure if you stop eating, talking, drinking, and you're throwing up pills you waited way too long.
I mean the way it was written makes it sound like those symptoms brought on the trip to urgent care.
I'm thinking I would have sought care before the pneumonia developed, but I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and have anxiety.
Me too. Including where I set the box and contents.
Like xec said, you are much more likely to get infected by face to face contact with an infected person. It's always good to be paranoid tho.
If you have the ability to do it, you can set mail (paper/cardboard) to the side for a few days in your garage/whatever. The virus loses virulence as it sits on objects for a few days. Bumps the odds up in your favor.
Ok. Just checking. In a non-TMB forum most of the posters think the false positives are almost zero. They don’t know why they have to remain isolated if the test was negative. I’ve been trying to find on-line articles to use to tell them why.
Thats a false negative you’re referring to.
also, anecdotally heard today from someone who was in the hospital in the UK. Got it on a ski trip in Switzerland with 11 others. Everyone got sick. He tested negative. 3 others tested positive and the rest didn’t test because they weren’t that bad (just lost taste and smell). Of course he had it. But his test was negative.
Ohio numbers: 867 case, 223 hospitalized, 15 deaths.
Those are total cases, not just today’s numbers. Testing is still way off, but it seems like the hard objective numbers on hospitalizations and deaths aren’t too bad comparatively speaking.
Day over day map:
I actually saw you post about doing that when this started getting serious. I had some incoming packages and have been doing it since. So appreciate that.
I absolutely mistyped. Yes, opinions that there aren’t any false negatives are dangerous to correct preventive behavior. I’m trying to find published data about the rate with COVID-19 tests.
It’s published. It was posted earlier in this thread I think.
By you or someone else? My search turned up multiple posts, but none with a reference.
Note the nasopharyngeal swab results. That’s what’s being used for testing here.
High 80s direct afternoon uv/sun on porch to cook deliveries smug
You turn them over with oven mitts? lol
Don’t need those until it hits 100s in May
but do open box outside, dump contents inside, and discard box without bringing in
Just to clarify, a “positive rate” of 73% means a false negative rate of 27% ?
wife has been experiencing a mild headache all day. hoping it is just that
Well, he is a rockets fan so he's had some experience in that area.
Correct. All of the patients tested had Covid.
The hospital is about to go to the next level. Absolutely no visitors with the exception of one person at a time to visit someone who is dying. All staff will have to take their clothes home each night in a washable bag. The clothes will be washed every immediately upon arriving at home. A bunch of other smaller actions.
Did you mention a few days ago that blood vs pcr should have less false negs? And were the false negative values driven by sample collection issues or by issues with the analysis kits?