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mi6a2lm

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2020, 09:17:57 am »

same checkpoint off of main road 3 weeks later - they're setting up camp :rolleyes:

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2020, 05:53:35 pm »

Per 1 million population.

China 58 cases, 3 deaths.

USA 4,247 cases, 251 deaths, or case rate is 73x &  death rate at 83x that of China.

China is the highest populated nation on earth, with crowded crappy living conditions for most of its citizens.  It was the epicenter of this pandemic. 

    If a natural event, they should have been MUCH worse off than the rest of the world.
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    If you know a specific virus is coming, being prepared to handle it is much easier. 

China went from being maligned in the media to being praised. 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2020, 06:05:43 pm »

getting   ready   to   have   a   garden    again   /    fresh    food   getting    scarce    &   expensive....
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2020, 11:37:05 pm »

transported my first 'COVID-19'-positive pt today - normally I wouldn't have done it but it was for a hospice company we've dealt with for years

according to family, she tested negative 4 times and then voila! the fifth time came back positive (10 days ago) - when I picked up at hospital to go home she wasn't hacking or coughing or showing any signs of coronavirus distress

note:  don't use those suffocating 3M N95 masks* unless you absolutely have to - you can get headaches, dizziness and pass out from hypoxia (lack of O2) - the nurses use them as little as possible - for my pt they had to spend about 15 minutes getting her ready and that was enough for them


someone beat me to it ['medical-grade' - apparently the surgical masks we sometimes use don't filter out dinky viruses either]:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/bane-mask-business-booms-pandemic-1295168
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Etsy has been flooded with cloth versions of Bane masks, the search term resulting in 158 results. The page on the e-commerce website features a disclaimer: "Items sold on Etsy, such as masks and hand sanitizers, aren't medical-grade. Etsy sellers cannot make medical or health claims." Most of the (unlicensed) masks are listed for around $20.
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https://www.etsy.com/market/bane_mask


*[This healthcare respirator is designed to help provide respiratory protection for the wearer. It meets CDC guidelines for Mycobacterium tuberculosis exposure control. As a disposable particulate respirator, it is intended to help reduce wearer exposure to certain airborne particles including those generated by electrocautery, laser surgery, and other powered medical instruments. As a surgical mask, it is designed to be fluid resistant to splash and spatter of blood and other infectious materials.]
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