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  1. To me the article indicates that many of the...

    To me the article indicates that many of the problems started in 2016.

    From the article:

    Some of the predictions in the July 2015 DHS report were eerily prescient about the kinds of issues that...
  2. [QUOTE=Hodge;3513613]Wait, you talking about the...

    [QUOTE=Hodge;3513613]Wait, you talking about the virus......or trump and the election...[/QUOT
    Nothing in relation specifically to Trump. Just the fact that the economic damage will exceed the pain...
  3. If we do not have the pandemic behind us by June,...

    If we do not have the pandemic behind us by June, we wont need an election as we will be to the point of living in caves to survive.

    I do not think that will happen but we may have to decide if a...
  4. Depends on what you define as a cure? A...

    Depends on what you define as a cure?

    A vaccine would be a type of cure but not really unless you vaccinate the whole worlds population such as we did with small pox, which took decades. The...
  5. This could have a huge effect on COVID-19...

    This could have a huge effect on COVID-19 mortality. Doctors tend to think from past case experience.

    If you are in a geographic area that rarely sees a particular disease, that disease will be...
  6. If you go through the linked papers, there...

    If you go through the linked papers, there appears to be a linkage between a SARS or MERS infection and TB. The relationship appears to be that in the cases referred to likely had a latent TB...
  7. We are beyond locating and isolating in some...

    We are beyond locating and isolating in some areas such as New York City. Our greatest problem is a general attitude of immortality in a large enough segment to negate isolating infected individuals....
  8. Yes, they have done small trial groups. These...

    Yes, they have done small trial groups. These groups did show significant improvement however it needs to be understood that the test groups were not a proper double blind test. This was a simple...
  9. The FDA did just allow for off label usage of...

    The FDA did just allow for off label usage of some of the new therapies. The pharmaceutical companies are ramping up production now and health care givers should start to have them in their hands...
  10. One thing the models do not show is the effect...

    One thing the models do not show is the effect that experience and new information will have, tending to flatten and or shorten the curve.

    The off label drug therapies that are on a fast track...
  11. They tried that theory in Iran. Only a couple...

    They tried that theory in Iran. Only a couple dozen died. Seems that they only had methanol available and didn't know the difference between methanol and isopropanol.
  12. The Ibuprofen/paracetamol does seem to exacerbate...

    The Ibuprofen/paracetamol does seem to exacerbate the immune response mechanism making the disease process worse. Tylenol/acetaminophen is the better choice for the Covid-19.

    Good to hear that you...
  13. One thing I have noticed is that with traditional...

    One thing I have noticed is that with traditional care methods, we are keeping these patients lying down. That is a normal reaction when anyone of us is really sick.

    The human body is normally...
  14. I think there are some substantial cultural...

    I think there are some substantial cultural behavior differences, in particular between Italy and Germany.

    The Italians hug and social kiss everyone as a greeting.

    The Germans are much more...
  15. I think it is commendable to try to come up with...

    I think it is commendable to try to come up with solutions however you have an insufficient understanding of getting a ventilator to actually work well enough to actually allow the patient to...
  16. There is confusion in this thread of what it is,...

    There is confusion in this thread of what it is, what a ventilator does and in the comparison to polio and an iron lung.

    The early ventilator technology used a pressure on breathing in and release...
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    Do you African Swine Fever or did you mean the...

    Do you African Swine Fever or did you mean the swine flu?

    African Swine Fever is a disease that swine can get. The Swine Flu is a strain of influenza that humans can contract from swine which is a...
  18. Thread: Recession?

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    I wouldn't necessarily disagree with the...

    I wouldn't necessarily disagree with the statement about a bright future for manufacturing however we must recognize that we are in new territory with the current black swan event with the COVID-19...
  19. Unfortunately, corn cobs have not been available...

    Unfortunately, corn cobs have not been available for decades. When the combine replaced the ear corn picker,the cobs are now left in the field and are basically all broken up coming out of the...
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    I think we are missing a huge component in...

    I think we are missing a huge component in manufacturing costs and that is taxes.

    I had this discussion over a meal with major corporate guy I was working with on a new project out of the USA. He...
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    The statistics you quoted are a percentage of...

    The statistics you quoted are a percentage of total available power production.

    The actual wind power produced is about half of the wind power capacity. This is mainly due to the problem that the...
  22. Is it two ply or single ply? Scented?

    Is it two ply or single ply? Scented?
  23. Assuming you were using reasonable hygiene...

    Assuming you were using reasonable hygiene practices, not doing more is very prudent.

    One of my concerns is that the gross overuse of sanitizers and over use of chlorine based cleaners is actually...
  24. Well, he is already exposed. Not to give him a...

    Well, he is already exposed. Not to give him a pass but why should someone be willing to pay 10X for hand sanitizer? It is not like he was able to buy up all of the inventory of North America.

    I...
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    The CT scans will show fluid around the lungs...

    The CT scans will show fluid around the lungs before a person becomes symptomatic. Sometimes even before they may test positive. Depends on the individual and their response to the virus.

    Swab...
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