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by PS_RalphW
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The credulous fool on this web site is not me Meanwhile, the death by all causes rate for Africa this year as compared to any other year is? I am almost certain that data is simply not available. Africa is many different countries, many if not most of which have massively underfunded health service...
by PS_RalphW
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The credulous fool on this web site is not me
by PS_RalphW
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.22.20248327v1.full-text Report from 700 post mortem Covid tests show that (at least in one hospital in one African country) Covid is being vastly under reported, with 20% of deceased being PCR covid positive. The age profile is much younger than in the...
by PS_RalphW
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Best way to heat my house
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Best way to heat my house

Report in the Guardian today that wood and coal burning stoves and open fires account for 40% of PM2.5 air pollution in the UK, from the 8% of homes that use them. Although my stove is a high efficiency one with an airflow that preheats the incoming air, and I use seasoned wood, and we are in a rura...
by PS_RalphW
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

My wife will be getting it next week. She is immunocompromised
by PS_RalphW
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 198
Views: 6314

Re: US watch

Trump acquitted 57 to 43. Another 10 Republican votes would have convicted him of sedition. In this case the jury were both victims and collaborators in the crime, and the courtroom was the crime scene. Some of the jury actively negotiated with the defence lawyers.
by PS_RalphW
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: New Adam Curtis documentary series (only on iplayer)
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: New Adam Curtis documentary series (only on iplayer)

Watched the first 3 episodes. All good stuff linking just about everything that happens in the world to how the human mind works and how the unscrupulous (which is just about everybody) use that knowledge to bamboozle people, get them following cults and conspiracy theories, and always for their own...
by PS_RalphW
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: VW EV owner's woes.
Replies: 20
Views: 558

Re: VW EV owner's woes.

I owned my 2015 leaf for over 4 years and did about 25000 miles in that time. The key to maintaining long battery life is not to charge it to 100% (or leave it below 20%) for any length of time. I usually charged it to 80% (which its a setting on the car interface). Plan ahead if think you will need...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Government has imposed 10 year maximum jail sentence for lying about travel to a quarantine imposed country. Parliament not given a vote as it is already law,
by PS_RalphW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

"surge testing" started in Manchester after 4 cases of a new mutation of the UK variant. No explanation of why this particular mutation, may be it is the same one thought to make SA variant resistant to the Oxford vaccine. The SA variant can only be identified by genomic sequencing, and at...
by PS_RalphW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

There is so much that that bbc post did not talk about. The occupants of care homes are the oldest and frailest demographic. They may not develop as as strong an immune response even after being vaccinated. Having been kept under lockdown most tightly , they may now be belatedly coming into contact ...
by PS_RalphW
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

How many people died of covid in the same hospital on the day he died?
by PS_RalphW
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Best case is that the current vaccines will give enough protection to reduce deaths by 99%, and annual booster vaccines will be needed for the old and vulnerable, just like influenza. Worst case we are nearly back at square one, with another surge as we come out of lockdown, and another 100,000 dead...
by PS_RalphW
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Phase 2 test of AstraZenica vaccine shows it to be much less effective against the South African variant in preventing mild disease in healthy younger test subjects. The trial was not designed to test the efficacy of the virus in preventing serious disease in older people. This means, if we rely on ...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?
Replies: 472
Views: 79439

Re: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?

Actually they have delivered 21 (or 41, the article is ambiguous) buses with 150 by years end planned https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/02/daimler-delivers-solid-state-battery-buses/ I knew I should have included this link. Edit It seems they use an existing high temperature solid state chemistry th...