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by woodburner
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8382
Views: 261590

Why all the gloom and doom, unless it’s because since the oil doom didn’t happen so there is a need for a replacement. There seems little point, as no one seems to want a solution, Never mind, I won’t�catch� it. As with most diseases, it’s not so much a case of “catching� it as “ea...
by woodburner
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8382
Views: 261590

Global emergency for how many deaths? There are bigger things to worry about.

Getting things in perspective might be an idea.
by woodburner
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8382
Views: 261590

As for the global emergency, To date, there have been five such public health emergencies declared by WHO: the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu� pandemic, a 2014 declaration following the resurgence of wild poliovirus, the 2014 West African Ebola epidemic, the Zika emergency of 2015-16, and, after much deli...
by woodburner
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32714

................ it is only harmful ones you need to kill, and many of the harmful ones are with us anyway, just in quantities low enough to not cause problems if people are reasonably healthy. They are kept in numbers low enough not to cause us harm by the many species of non harmful bacteria with...
by woodburner
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8382
Views: 261590

You had better collect the figures for flu as a comparison. Were the deaths in healthy people, or those who already had problems? The common cold is a corona virus too. Don’t expect to be coming out any time soon, the chances of a vaccine is small, and the chances of an effective vaccine is vanish...
by woodburner
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Local lad buys chainsaw
Replies: 23
Views: 2300

There are several battery saws available, most without inertia chain brakes. Pick only the ones WITH an inertia brake.
by woodburner
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32714

The problem with disinfection is achieving 100%. Any less will leave some tough blighters, and they will replicate. I get annoyed with the adverts on the TV which tell you their product "Kills 99% of all known germs!" It might do that but it leaves you with 1% of probably the most tough a...
by woodburner
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32714

The problem with disinfection is achieving 100%. Any less will leave some tough blighters, and they will replicate. A problem with the incinerator approach is the need to have an enclosed flame path, long enough to ensure destruction. The average incinerator can leave enough whatevers to escape and ...
by woodburner
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Extinction Rebellion, ongoing disscussion.
Replies: 208
Views: 25590

Unfortunately “peer reviewed� does not necessarily mean “rigorously examined�. There are plenty of examples of “peers� agreeing with the same wrong hypothesis while somebody getting it right was rejected for years, or even decades. The cause of stomach ulcers being one example.
by woodburner
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mitigating the threat of Ebola or other pandemic in UK.
Replies: 108
Views: 32714

Also useful A garden type incinerator for the safe and effective burning of infectious waste, and some fire wood and diesel fuel or paraffin to assist in making a hot fire. A large metal container in which laundry may be boiled over a fire or gas ring. A water container with an outlet tap, to conta...
by woodburner
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8382
Views: 261590

Little John wrote:It'll get interesting when the mortality rate matches that of Spanish Flu which killed between 10% and 20% of people infected.
There is a big question over whether the deaths were caused by the flu, or by the treatments to a possibly compromised population.
by woodburner
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Is this the beginning of the end of the Monarchy?
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

How about contesting the content of the article. Just a thought. I'm sure there's some merit to his arguments, that's not my point though. My point is about the motivation of the source, as a historian I'm sure you understand the importance of knowing *who* is saying things not just what's being sa...
by woodburner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Extinction Rebellion, ongoing disscussion.
Replies: 208
Views: 25590

Why so? Their stated aim is to terrify people into panic. Greta’s their spokesman. Trying to terrify people is usually done by terrorists, hence the name.
by woodburner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 878
Views: 332164

I don't know what percentage to apply to which improvement as they came about concurrently. If it is your child it matters not if they are saved by vaccination or the operation of the water department or who gets the credit. Death in Childhood Is No Longer Expected In 1900, 30 percent of all deaths...
by woodburner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8382
Views: 261590

I bet big pharma are looking gleefully at the situation, being able to market another ineffective money spinner. (With probable adverse effects which will be more damaging than the disease). There are simple ways of reducing the risk, but they aren’t lucrative.