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by PS_RalphW
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The countries with high infection rates have all instigated tighter lockdowns in the last month, leading to falling reported numbers. There are (mostly third world) countries where there is very little testing, where rates of infection are little known as many cases and deaths go unreported. The lat...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:06 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?

first commercially available ev with solid state battery.

441KWh
25% higher energy density
300KW recharge rate

https://electrek.co/2020/09/25/daimler- ... tery-pack/

I bet they are expensive
by PS_RalphW
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

There are reports that some samples of the UK variant now have the mutation that gives the SA variant partial resistance to the current vaccines. This could well mean that the virus will not be completely stopped by any of the current vaccines, and new ones will be needed even before the roll out is...
by PS_RalphW
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The government is making a big noise about trying to stop the South African variant from taking hold in the UK. It is more resistant to the current batch of vaccines and as transmissible as the UK varient. However, they have 8 cases in different areas of local transmission found through random sampl...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Population control thought experiment
Replies: 37
Views: 526

Re: Population control thought experiment

I am one of 2 (surviving) children and both my parents were one of 2. One uncle had 2 children and the other none. My brother had 1 child and I adopted 2. Neither of my cousins had kids, nor my nephew (yet). once my generation dies all the accumulated wealth ( mostly from selling family homes) will ...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Population control thought experiment
Replies: 37
Views: 526

Re: Population control thought experiment

In case you hadn't noticed, the Tories introduced a limit of 2 children for full child benefit some years ago. 3rd and subsequent children get about 40% less. Family sizes in the UK are already at an all time low, well below replacement levels. I cannot find a graph of family size against family inc...
by PS_RalphW
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Every mentally competent adult has the right to refuse medical treatment even if it kills them. As covid is not (as far as I am aware) a notifiable disease, the doctors could not detain him to prevent its further spread. Edit My mistake, it is notifiable. Edit As far as I know, patients can only be ...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

UK is finally introducing enforced quarantine for overseas viditors, but only from 28 "High risk" countries. At present I doubt there are 28 countries at higher risk than the UK, but this is Boris yet again caving in to corporate interests over scientific advice with half measures that are...
by PS_RalphW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Population control thought experiment
Replies: 37
Views: 526

Re: Population control thought experiment

i should point out that the average fecundity in the UK is already below 2. 1.65 in 2019, probably less now.
by PS_RalphW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/25/the-information-warriors-fighting-robot-zombie-army-of-coronavirus-sceptics “When you tweet anything to dispute these claims, they come after you endlessly,” said Ritchie. “And with the emoji, it’s almost cult-like. They make the same discredited argumen...
by PS_RalphW
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

I am not convinced that the new UK varient is more deadly in any biological way. I suspect that the varient expresses more virus particles in the sufferers throat, leading to passing a higher viral load on average to the next victim. This gives the virus a better chance of overwhelming the body's de...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Opinion poll shows that acceptance of covid vaccination in the UK public has risen in the last 2 months from 61% to 81%. Unfortunately, even 81% of adults receiving the Oxford vaccine is unlikely to provide herd immunity.
by PS_RalphW
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:28 am
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?

I did have a brain fart when calculating the current as below 1 amp!

However, the new Gridserve charging station in Essex has several points rated at 350KW already and waiting for cars to plug in. 650KW will be along shortly.

The Tesla model Y is rated at 250KW charging available today in the US
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

I do not think we will ever fully separate the cause and effect of the deaths from / with covid. We know that the lockdowns have modified the normal death figures, fewer influenza and road accident deaths, probably more deaths from suicide, heart disease and cancer, as other services were either shu...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8127
Views: 255746

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

UK Deaths reported today from Covid : 1820

Average daily UK deaths, 2019, 1450