COVID-19 — Coronavirus

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by urban genie, 25 Jan 2020.

  1. Rammy Blue

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    Yep, agreed. I’d say on average it’s about 1 in 20 wearing a mask that I see around here.
     
  2. Rammy Blue

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    Shows how much this new virus has completely bamboozled experts over the last few months - early doors when this was just hitting Western Europe and New York it was supposedly surface transmissions that were the biggest factor in the spread and that airborne wasn’t much of a issue. I remember watching videos from frontline staff attempting to debunk fake news about it being an issue, and that “all” we had to be doing was wash your hands, wash your hands.
     
  3. Eds

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    I have been wearing them in shops for around a month or slightly longer now and I would say it's one in 15 wearing them and bizarrely I have only seen one shop worker wear any sort of face covering and he was Italian. Oddly I did spot one till operator wearing fingerless gloves! Again though people on here and in the media moaning about why the government wasn't telling us to wear a face covering and when eventually they suggest wearing them in shops and other indoor settings, hardly anyone does.
     

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  4. BlueAnorak

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    No just youth covidiot conspiracy theorists in the valleys breaking isolation since the start of the lockdown. They have drinking sessions in each others houses.
    That's one labour MPs opinion anyway.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...death-rate-double-englands-average-mp-blames/
     
  5. twosips

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    To be fair, they barely mentioned it. It was mumbled once, and hasn't really been repeated anywhere since. They've not pushed it to any extent at all. Blink and you'd miss it kind of stuff. This one lad was saying to me the other day that he thought masks were dangerous as the CMO and others kept saying there was no proof they could work ('weak science'), and he'd read that it could actually make you inhale more of the virus if it gets caught in your mask. He wasn't being rude or owt, just genuinely had no idea. I'd wager most don't.
     
  6. BlueAnorak

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    Incidently all door handles, door push plates, lift buttons, road crossing buttons and surrounding button facias should be made from copper, brass, cupronickel or chromium as viruses and bacteria would be killed within an hour without the need for being disinfected.
    Nickel could also be used but 17% of women and 3% of men (average 10%) are hypersensitive to this metal so why it is used as the outer coating of 5p and 10p coins since 2012 is beyond me.

    Anyway a micro texture can now be etched into these metal surfaces with a laser that can that can decrease kill time to a couple of minutes.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200409162308.htm
     
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  7. Cityfan

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    Well it's a bit of a semantic exercise but it appears to be a respiratory disease with vascular manifestations in some cases to me rather than a primary vascular disease.
     
  8. Cityfan

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    The link suggests it's nebulised heparin bring trialled which is not in widespread use I suspect.
     
  9. BlueAnorak

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    Hey, I'm only giving a medics opinion second hand.
     
  10. Cityfan

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    Not criticising you but suspect you may be misunderstanding your daughter.
     

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