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by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255951

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

There seems to be a lot more concern about the 'Brazilian varient', with a new UK travel ban. I have not seen any analysis of which if any new mutation set is causing the surge of cases in Brazil, which is in SH summer. There are reports that the new varient is widely infecting people who have been ...
by PS_RalphW
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255951

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Just to back up Kenneal. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.11.21249461v1 When a Intensive Care Unit is full, the risk of individual patients dying increases sharply. A bit of a no-brainer, really. The more patients a unit has to help, the less help they can give each patient. Just emph...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 198
Views: 6317

Re: US watch

Trump is impeached for a second time, 10 republicans joining the democrats in the house of representatives, Senate probably won't debate this before Trump leaves office, after that I do not see enough republican senators voting (17) to confirm the impeachment. Even then it would take a second vote t...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255951

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

If you could manage to reign in the hysterical pant shitting for just a moment, it might help to note that the average annual death rate by all causes is 1% or more. I was simply pointing out the blatent factual factual error in your comment. Also, as widely reported, there have been 80,000+ excess...
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255951

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Little John wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:59 pm .. bug that, at WORST case, leaves 99.96% of those who get it completely unharmed.
0.12% of the population have already died from this harmless bug.
by PS_RalphW
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255951

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The long term reduction in the number of physical beds in the NHS is well known. That the NHS suffers stress every recent winter also. Few on this forum would deny that nursing staff are under paid and junior doctors overworked. More and more of the NHS is being hived off to the private sector. If t...
by PS_RalphW
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Best way to heat my house
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Best way to heat my house

For my sins I live in a grade 2 listed (part) thatched cottage. It has 3 different roof constructions and 4 different wall constructions. It is currently heated by oil fired central heating and has 2 wood burning stoves in the old thatched part of the house. I have improved insulation in the modern ...
by PS_RalphW
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255951

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The Guardian is reporting that winter rates off common colds is down by 75%, influenza by 95%, and other respiratory and hand hygine linked infections are also lower than normal. So a small silver lining from the lockdowns. Hospital in Surrey bringing in emergency storage after their morgue is full.
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255951

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The key metric is the supply of intensive care beds. This number has been sharply increased to try to match covid demand, many operating theatres have been shut down and converted into icu wards. Vast amounts of elective surgery has been cancelled, which will have reduced demand for general ward bed...
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8132
Views: 255951

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Over 1300 dead in one day, passing April peak. 68,000 positive tests also new peak. No sign yet of the new lockdown slowing the spread. Probably have some of the Christmas New Year surge still to go. Care homes are reporting 50% fatalities in the space of 3 weeks. We are losing the race to vaccinate
by PS_RalphW
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 198
Views: 6317

Re: US watch

Trump has given a speech condemning the riots and saying the rioters should face justice. He was reading from autocue and has clearly been read the riot act by his own cabinet. This is a natural response from Trump - blame everybody except himself and throw the little people under the nearest bus. H...
by PS_RalphW
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 198
Views: 6317

Re: US watch

And I would agree with almost the exact opposite
by PS_RalphW
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 198
Views: 6317

Re: US watch

I am quite sure these were genuine Trump supporters. However, I can imagine the FBI or whichever organisation is responsible for security must have known that such an attempt would be made, and deliberately limited guards on the ground so that entry could be forced with minimal effort. Perhaps the ...
by PS_RalphW
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 198
Views: 6317

Re: US watch

I am quite sure these were genuine Trump supporters. However, I can imagine the FBI or whichever organisation is responsible for security must have known that such an attempt would be made, and deliberately limited guards on the ground so that entry could be forced with minimal effort.
by PS_RalphW
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 198
Views: 6317

Re: US watch

The Republicans have lost control of the senate (democratically).