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by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

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: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

UK Deaths reported today from Covid : 1820

Average daily UK deaths, 2019, 1450
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Hydrogen
Topic: Hydrogen a game changer?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Hydrogen a game changer?

Heating buildings is the real problem the UK has with decarbonisation. We have got used to wasteful whole house central heating, and our insulation standards are terrible, even in most new build. Hydrogen is not any easy replacement for NG because the smaller molecule size makes hydrogen much more l...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?
Replies: 472
Views: 79444

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

I do not think 650KW will be such a big deal. As I said 350KW chargers are already available, if no cars yet to use them. The move is towards higher voltages, the Porche is an 800V car, and there will be more. At those voltages 650KW is less than an amp. Fast charging is only really needed when trav...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

So what is it?
by PS_RalphW
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?
Replies: 472
Views: 79444

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/19/electric-car-batteries-race-ahead-with-five-minute-charging-times Factory made production ready battery samples of LiIon batteries that can charge in 5 minutes and at least a 1000 cycles to 80% capacity. Could be in real cars in a few years. To cha...
by PS_RalphW
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/articles/coronaviruscovid19roundup/2020-03-26 Look at the image 'all deaths by age group' (I dont know how to embed the image directly ) For all age groups above 45 your chances of dying in 2020 increased a...
by PS_RalphW
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

What hasn't been discussed here is how much damage is done to the health and life expectancy of survivors of the virus. There has been few papers studying this, but anyone entering hospital will have suffered serious and probably permanent damage to their lungs, and possibly other organs as well. Th...
by PS_RalphW
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Not all countries are following the UK and vaccinating the old and sick first. Some are vaccinating the working population first as they are the primary route of transmission. The choice is not always clear cut as to which strategy will save most lives in each country. Having decided that the oldest...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

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by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Little John wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:14 pm
And on what basis, precisely where these "baseline assumptions" made?
Read the article, it lists lots of studies that it used to set the baseline assumptions.
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

So far this anecdotal, but it does not bode well. my bold. Post-COVID Lungs Worse Than the Worst Smokers' Lungs, Surgeon Says https://twitter.com/BKendallMD/status/1346030479112331265 https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/covid-lungs-worse-smokers-lungs/ A Texas trauma surgeon says it's rare that X-rays ...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Bollocks. either because no such study exist. Or because they have not found that at all. Which you give the game away on with the use of the word "estimated" Link? https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2774707 The baseline assumptions for the model were that peak i...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

This virus is overwhelmingly likely to: (a) over time evolve towards less lethal strains There is vey little evolutionary pressure on this virus to become less lethal at the moment. The virus has approximately a 1% CFR in the Western population which is older, more overweight, more diabetes and man...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255934

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Aside from his statistics being incorrect, Dr Lee’s reasoning to discount the previous five-year average as a point of comparison is also questionable. To suggest the entire five-year block from 2015-2019 is anomalous and incomparable because the level of deaths was lower than in previous years see...