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Coronavirus Disease Information - Covid-19

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by Amulet, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Amulet

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    We Americans are like that vonly.
    We even designed something to proclaim our penchant, but had to have it manufactured in China:
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    But then, here is something completely different I saw on facebook:
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    Unbelievable and so irresponsible of these professors. If I were the parent's kid - (parent might have expressed concern over kid's safety ofcourse), I would somehow share this as a huge red flag in the PhD advisor being a long-term supporter, advocate of the kid's research career.

    I understand that just sharing parent's concern might not enable child to take any immediate action but would definitely be in the child's mind as they continually evaluate their choices over (the many ups and downs) in the long years of a PhD.
     
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    I joined a Covid-19 action group in FB where people who want to help make masks are sharing patterns, engaging in discussions with medical supply personnel, hospital staff whether their design will work, what material to use for the filter layer, how to keep the bridge a closefit, etc . But there is a lot of "noise" in this group and a few others I checked out - and so many many patterns being discussed and equally refuted by the medical/front line folks.

    Has anyone found a good cloth mask pattern that has a filter layer and good nose reinforcement - with some support from people in the medical field?

    I know nothing can replace an N95, but I want to try to make the closest to it. (I have a sewing machine that I am hoping can be brought back to life).
     
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    The professor is a renowned figure in his area of expertise, widely discussed in Quora, reddit, worked in multiple places and research labs, Wikipedia entry to his name.
     
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    They are meaning the autumn solstice and the drop in temperature after that?

    So the ideal plan is to keep borders closed and eliminate the virus everywhere before that happens. Question is will the masses keep calm and co-operate.
     
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    N-95 ( I have a few made by 3M company) is difficult to breathe through if you are wearing it for a long time.

    Cloth mask is not good to stop an army of covid-19's coming into your face, but then for short forays into the outside world, it is just fine to make others safe from paranoia if you were to sneeze in public..... or even clear your throat mildly.

    If you need a nosepincher for your DIY mask, you can insert an open'ed paper clip on top. I do not have a pattern, but make a multi-layer structure that can do "depth filtration" of the air coming in or going out.
     
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    Don’t know whether this link has been shared already but it gives a concise information about Covid 19.

     
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    UK officially predicts there'd be six more months of difficulties with lockdowns, stay-homes, restrictions on travel, etc. etc. If this were to be a model for other countries.... it is worrying.

    Channel 4's Krishnan talks to a Geriatrics consultant in this program...

     
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    Healthcare for the uninsured in America:

     

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