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  1. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Kinda curious if Yeti's favorite homeless guy is...

    Kinda curious if Yeti's favorite homeless guy is available?
  2. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    In the spirit of your quest I'll offer my...

    In the spirit of your quest I'll offer my recollection of a bit of data I read someplace: researchers in Hubei checked the air for virus in a hospital or COVID ward or some such thing. They didn't...
  3. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Definitely driving an uptick in loonie futures ...

    Definitely driving an uptick in loonie futures


    https://youtu.be/oqRgISFuE0k
  4. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    That country would be the US. Plant was built by...

    That country would be the US. Plant was built by American companies. At least one of which is no longer in the business. Thankfully, because they did tons of that kind of stuff: "backups aren't...
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    Poll: Well, that's the recommendation: sequester...

    Well, that's the recommendation: sequester infected people to their own room and give them their own bathroom etc if possible. Ouch.
  6. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    So you're saying nationally we have a lot of high...

    So you're saying nationally we have a lot of high deductible plans and really shitty coverage with high copays and low employer contributions.

    Checks out. Thank you, captain. Carry on.
  7. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Cool respirator design contest in that link....

    Cool respirator design contest in that link. Kinda sad if immediate crowd-sourced R&D for local production anywhere in the world can be bought for CAD$200k while GM negotiates in the billions to...
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    Poll: Quantitative risk management. Odds of needing...

    Quantitative risk management. Odds of needing hospitalization are low, odds of both parents needing it are the square of that, which is not zero--could be 0.1%? So you multiply that probability by...
  9. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Definitely. The expert halo is just another...

    Definitely. The expert halo is just another example of Dunning-Krueger, and of course I'm not saying everyone in medicine is on the wrong side of that--more that those who aren't shouldn't have to...
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    Who's printing parts?

    Gotta be a few other tech talk maggots using Chinese robots to melt plastic into shapes. What you got?

    I've been using them (Prusas) at work to make tools but just got an Ender 3 Pro last week. A...
  11. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Spoiler alert: masks. It's masks.

    Spoiler alert: masks. It's masks.
  12. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    The blameworthy will blame others. Rule 1 is for...

    The blameworthy will blame others. Rule 1 is for all of us now.
  13. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    When do we talk about the export halo as applied...

    When do we talk about the export halo as applied to medicine? Lots of little gods running around, self-assurred/ears closed, and too often allowed to be the deciders by the smaller-of-ego (who could...
  14. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Thanks again for that! It's reassuring to see it...

    Thanks again for that! It's reassuring to see it from a credible source. Having pieced some of that together from numerous sources, I've told family and friends to use the toaster oven at 175 to...
  15. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    They have mask affinity and supply. They will...

    They have mask affinity and supply. They will bury us.
  16. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    No mask = no entry Crappy masks on everyone >...

    No mask = no entry

    Crappy masks on everyone > a really expensive mask on you
  17. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    If you can put the mask on the patient it's...

    If you can put the mask on the patient it's definitely a lot easier, yes. My frustrations with dentists are not relevant at all to the discussion of wearing masks in public.
  18. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    That article appears to have some applicable...

    That article appears to have some applicable studies in its reference list, but it's specifically focused on larger ("several micron") particles. As they state:



    Mofro has stated the relevant...
  19. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Evidently Providence in PDX is sending them out...

    Evidently Providence in PDX is sending them out to be "cleaned" as long as they're not heavily soiled and the company doing it claims to have proof they still work after, but I didn't catch how.

    I...
  20. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    I find myself kind of irritated with this...

    I find myself kind of irritated with this article: not one mention of the super obvious and meaningful fact that the gen pop in successful places wear masks in public all the time. It's a factor and...
  21. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    So don't let perfect be the enemy of good--but...

    So don't let perfect be the enemy of good--but don't let almost worthless be the enemy of better, either.

    We could flatten this thing a lot better (and somewhat cheaper) if they'd focus 1-2% of...
  22. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    "Prototype" mask made from T-shirts--dates to...

    "Prototype" mask made from T-shirts--dates to 2006.

    https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/6/05-1468_article
  23. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Not Very effective, perhaps, but better than...

    Not Very effective, perhaps, but better than nothing. Both arguments should be brought to bear. And just under $1 on amazon right now, just not immediately in stock.
  24. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Easiest thing to make has to be the pads for...

    Easiest thing to make has to be the pads for P100's and the like. And the virus is only 37% of the minimum size that N95's are intended to stop (95% of the time) anyway.
  25. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Cover your face with literally anything. A buff,...

    Cover your face with literally anything. A buff, for example.
  26. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Weak sauce. Bring real numbers showing how you...

    Weak sauce. Bring real numbers showing how you believe the cost of this response plays out versus lives saved or GTFO. Rhetorical "how much x for y??" without even an estimation offered is the mark...
  27. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    A step anyway, but maybe not game-changing--it's...

    A step anyway, but maybe not game-changing--it's a few pages back already:
  28. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    It's time we did a little calculation on this so...

    It's time we did a little calculation on this so we can put the nonsense to bed (and be more focused, too, if we were actually decision-makers beyond ourselves).

    What is an acceptable risk per...
  29. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Valid point. The occasional reading of ZH is...

    Valid point. The occasional reading of ZH is quite a bit different from re-posting it. Propaganda can be enlightening even when you know it's bullshit, and zerohedge carries a lot of water for Putin....
  30. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Not so much sanity as an ignorance of curve fits....

    Not so much sanity as an ignorance of curve fits. Which is kind of the definition of insanity these days.
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    Poll: Nothing to reiterate protection from retaliation...

    Nothing to reiterate protection from retaliation when drivers actually do say they're tired?


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    Unless 3% of homeowners die all of a sudden and...

    Unless 3% of homeowners die all of a sudden and flood the market and birth rates stay low and immigration reverses so rents don't rise.

    I'm not predicting it, but conditions change. Who knows,...
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    At least the ones they use aren't being hoarded....

    At least the ones they use aren't being hoarded. Given the exponential growth and their contact with the public, keeping bus drivers from being vectors (especially early on) is a very helpful move....
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    White house staffer reads at least page one of...

    White house staffer reads at least page one of Chinese Rat Flu thread. Local maggots and SJWs take offense.
  35. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Anyone know why the Johns Hopkins map changed...

    Anyone know why the Johns Hopkins map changed from showing 1 recovered in WA to 0? Hoping something other than re-infection.
  36. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Well said. The ironing of arguing inaccuracy of...

    Well said. The ironing of arguing inaccuracy of tests should be funny any other time: the same people whose narrative suffers from slow test rollouts are also the ones who could have accepted good...
  37. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    PPE reuse in extraordinary circumstances: ...

    PPE reuse in extraordinary circumstances:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610368/

    We should all be wearing masks. Fuck the hoarders but we all have "bandanas" and other mid-level...
  38. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    You are right about making it free, not sure how...

    You are right about making it free, not sure how anyone failed to grasp that it's stupid. Imagine if mail was free--we did that and email is rife with scams and spams because it costs nothing....
  39. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Yup. Open the windows and let in the heat.

    Yup. Open the windows and let in the heat.
  40. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    It was a brave post. Would have been easy to lean...

    It was a brave post. Would have been easy to lean on your social responsibility to model good behavior but you opted to put your real calculus out there. Thanks for doing that. It seems early for...
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    That's interesting, thanks! It seems like we're...

    That's interesting, thanks! It seems like we're speaking to the two sides of this, is that right? I'm seeing it that low relative humidity causing large droplets to evaporate and leave airborne...
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    Taking the time these days can't be easy, thanks...

    Taking the time these days can't be easy, thanks for your contributions here!
  43. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Absolute humidity is total water in the air, as...

    Absolute humidity is total water in the air, as opposed to relative humidity which is the percentage of the maximum water that air could hold at its temperature.

    Absolute humidity stays the same...
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    Tom had been killing it at the foggy basin. Some...

    Tom had been killing it at the foggy basin. Some of the most cogent info I've seen and solid strategy. Time to go get a few last laps. Damn. #Schweitzerclosesearly
  45. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    3M had orders from Asia for 100M masks about a...

    3M had orders from Asia for 100M masks about a month ago. Bet they're still shipping west while Jack Ma's donation comes east.
  46. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    I probably should have asked more directly if...

    I probably should have asked more directly if there's any chance the SK tests are somehow dramatically less likely to produce false positives? Or are they re-testing to weed those out (which one...
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    Additionally, to conclude the US general pop...

    Additionally, to conclude the US general pop would not exceed 1% mortality he's leaning on the idea that the 700 infected were elderly but ignoring the fact that many were crew and all were at least...
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    I'm starting to wonder if you're being serious...

    I'm starting to wonder if you're being serious with these repeat posts and linking to yourself, but just in case you are, here's a description of airborne particle issues that seems pertinent. From...
  49. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    The Ugliest Generation

    The Ugliest Generation
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    Looking at the South Korea numbers makes me...

    Looking at the South Korea numbers makes me question the idea that (their) testing is anywhere near as inaccurate as has been alleged in this thread. At their test rate a lot of false positives would...
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