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by Initiation
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Rolls Royce plans 16 mini-nuclear plants for UK
Replies: 5
Views: 236

I was wondering about the possibility of putting them offshore, this would address some of the security concerns. It would also remove the need to purchase land, and as many people would object to living near to a nuclear facility it would take that issue away as well. Problem with offshore is you ...
by Initiation
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

vtsnowedin wrote:Considering that there are thousands of tanks in farm country storing cattle semen in liquid nitrogen at -313F I think they are overstating the difficulty.
Just don't get the vials mixed up :lol:
by Initiation
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

I suspect that the main reason mask wearing does work is that those that are wearing them also practice social distancing and hand disinfection as much as possible while wearing them. It is the combination of apparel and behavior that might make the difference. Anecdotally, in my experience, social...
by Initiation
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

Facemasks seem to prevent the aerosol transmission. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/28/understanding-aerosol-transmission-key-controlling-coronavirus-wash-hands The problem I have with this is the actual real world evidence does not at all support this. If aerosols are significan...
by Initiation
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

You can listen to the entire Podcast here from Dr Michael Yeadon. It is a fantastic listen but terriyfying at the same time. How have the questions or doubts he raise not been addressed by the Government to date? https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/download/cwx3wc/Yeadon_MM2_1286i02g.mp3 download here, or l...
by Initiation
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

This is a nice graph that is doing the rounds on twitter showing total deaths.

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The next 4 week period will be interesting...
by Initiation
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

A curious fact that Sweden has just had it's least deadly single month in the last 160 years...

https://twitter.com/sebrushworth/status ... 5343185921

https://cornucopia.cornubot.se/2020/10/ ... dliga.html
by Initiation
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

Is there any data where no measures were taken? Even Sweden let people wear masks and social distance so I know of no country where the population did nothing to avoid getting infected. Literally no one is suggesting 'do nothing' or 'encourage people to go around licking lift buttons' :lol: so I th...
by Initiation
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

On the 'died in the next year' question. Around 20,000 deaths with covid have occured in care home residents - a bit less than half of all covid deaths. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/deathsinvolvingcovid19inthecaresectorenglandandwales/d...
by Initiation
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

Concerning masks, what are your thoughts on variolation? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variolation https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2026913 As pointed out in the NEJM article, it is purely a hypothesis. From the very start of the article. it’s possible that one of the pillars of Covid-1...
by Initiation
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

Has it not occurred to you that these millions died because there was no lockdown ? Please explain logically how a lockdown 100 years ago would have helped save millions of lives? Medical care was rudimentary, there was no vaccine or other treatments 'on the horizon'. Lockdown would not have helped...
by Initiation
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

The sufferer, in this case, had no symptoms during his covid19 infection, so no lung problems. Having re-read the article, where does it say he suffered no symptoms? It says his illness lasted two weeks but not that he had no symptoms. In anycase the article is misleading. The headline figure of 60...
by Initiation
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

It seems that large numbers of young people are getting long lasting symptoms from covid-19 infections similar to ME. “If I had known that I’d be this ill, I would have taken everything a lot more seriously back in March,� Russell said. “But all that we heard back then was that if you were ...
by Initiation
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: UK drops grade plan.
Replies: 31
Views: 1311

There will be a huge outcry next year when the exam results tell a lot of kids that they are not as good as this year's kids so they will all want an upgrade. Unfortunately this is a likely outcome. This table from Ofqual shows the 2019 marks and the unadjusted teacher assessments for 2020. The num...
by Initiation
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7891
Views: 246203

That means that 12.8 million people will show symptoms, then about 10% of them might need hospitalisation which is 1.28 million people over a period of six months. So 210,000 people will be hospitalised every month with a typical stay of one month and how many of those will require ventilation? . I...