Author Topic: Corona Virus  (Read 1113 times)

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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2020, 02:06:09 AM »
Well, as far as emergency aid, I think they should have rammed through $1,000 per head last Friday, so that people would be getting it by the end of the month. Then they could haggle over the next bill with less urgency and graft/waste.

Oh well, what I've learned is wait until it's finalized, passed and signed before attempting to understand or explain anything like this. Because there is always a last minute change to get it passed. For example, Obama promised me that members of Congress would be in the same pool for healthcare as the public in the Affordable Care Act. That was my" insurance policy" that it would be a workable plan, and if it wasn't, it would get fixed pronto. That provision got yanked to get it passed. I don't blame Obama, I blame Congress. This is after all an election year. There are dangling donations for favorable legislative treatment, I'm sure.

Online Unorthodox

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2020, 02:17:05 PM »
I've been given two more letters to carry with me today, each for a different scenario. 

However, the 'freedom of movement' letter has me wondering what exactly we are expecting to come down the line. 

Hill AFB went on HPCON Charlie today.  (HP is to designate health protocol, not war time)  We havent been on Charlie since Benghazi, and it will be the longest Charlie status since 9/11.

Offline E_T

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #92 on: March 26, 2020, 02:46:40 PM »
For How Long?
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Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2020, 02:51:54 PM »
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Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2020, 03:09:57 PM »
With Los Angeles on complete lock-down, you need to show your papers to get around...
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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #96 on: March 26, 2020, 04:57:10 PM »
At current rates of new case acceleration ( which as Gov. Cuomo of New York points out is really only a measure of increased testing ) we will surpass both Italy and China by midnight to become the new WORLD LEADER in CORONA VIRUS CASES.


Offline Geo

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #97 on: March 26, 2020, 05:33:03 PM »
At current rates of new case acceleration ( which as Gov. Cuomo of New York points out is really only a measure of increased testing ) we will surpass both Italy and China by midnight to become the new WORLD LEADER in CORONA VIRUS CASES.

... With barely a third of the population...

Offline E_T

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #98 on: March 26, 2020, 06:55:25 PM »
China is very likely grossly understated
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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #99 on: March 26, 2020, 09:26:56 PM »
Oh, sure. Data from China, Russia, Iran, N. Korea and the USA are suspect for various reasons.

Then there's the anecdotal from Italy. The mayor of Rome estimates that their deaths so far are underreported by a factor of 3 or 4. The reason being that they had old people dying alone this winter, and didn't recognize Covid-19 when they found the bodies simply because they'd never seen it before. So the cause of death would be pneumonia, or natural causes, for example.

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Here's a New York city doctor sharing his hard won wisdom-
1) Be conscious of your hands and sanitize them.
2) Wear a mask. Any kind. It's about making you conscious of not touching your face.
3) Don't get an N95 mask. The professionals need those.
4) Stay home or maintain separation.

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Of course one way to break yourself of the habit of touching your face is to rub your hands with a hot pepper.

Offline Geo

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #100 on: March 26, 2020, 09:53:13 PM »
Heh. Maintain separation. Hard to do on the workfloor during shift switch. People coming in with their machine, and people coming down to get their machine. Mingling is simply unavoidable.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #101 on: March 27, 2020, 02:03:04 AM »
Heh. Maintain separation. Hard to do on the workfloor during shift switch. People coming in with their machine, and people coming down to get their machine. Mingling is simply unavoidable.

Well, the New York City doctor says the disease is spread by mostly by human contact, and then touching hands to face. It's spread within families, and patient to doctor in exam rooms. It's usually from exposure of 15 minutes or more. Not much air transmission.

So wash or sanitize your hands and keep them off of your face.

Offline Geo

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2020, 08:02:09 AM »
So wash or sanitize your hands and keep them off of your face.

Don't worry about that. Its all mandatory these days, and in general gloves and sanitizing products are aplenty in the depot.
Nevertheless, with the sunny weather this week, hayfever seems to come up. Or is it a developing (Corona) infection? ;)

Offline E_T

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #103 on: March 27, 2020, 04:56:24 PM »
Something to lighten the load...
As well as this: Boston Church doing Drive through Confessions...


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Offline Geo

Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #104 on: March 27, 2020, 05:50:40 PM »
Now I've seen it. The people of the morning shift affiliated with the socialist trade union badged in, and refused to start working. Took until eight o'clock before they budged.

If I understood the explanation of one of the managers correctly (he was quite emotional), the sit-in was because the French government offered a risk bonus to workers while the Belgian federal government doesn't. This while our company does offer a sort of bonus. The manager implied the workers were compelled to try this by the leadership of this particular trade union.

 

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