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If you think corona virus is only 50K infected...

China quarantined 500,000,000 people... for 50K infected? Or did they do it because 500K/5 million are infected?


Buy your masks today, buy a box or two... hey if this blows over your out $20... if it doesnt you wish you bought more.
 

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Too late.

My local Home Deeeeepot is sold out of all masks, even the basic sawdust masks. And delivery from the warehouse is not available for any of them.

Fortunately, I have a couple of N100 masks that I used to remediate mold a few years ago. Hope they're still good. :biggrin2:

EDIT: There are lots for sale on ebay, even being sold from China.:surprise::vs_laugh:
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If the fluke from a few days ago in correct, extrapolation puts us at over 1 million infected and hundreds of thousands dead.

500 million quarantined for 40K

500 million quarantined for 40M infected

what makes sense to you?
 

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Yeah mask is kinda a waste of money, they think it can get in through the eyes...
 

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I can't imagine a mask not helping. I'm sure it can filter out most of the droplets and it keeps you from touching your face. Maybe a paper towel would work equally well. But it's got to be better than nothing.

But, yeah, masks are hard to find. I'm going to see what I can do with a MERV 11 furnace filter and some duct tape.

Heh. Nah. I still say it stays in China. Only reason for the spike is they decided to lump in a bunch of old CT diagnosed cases in addition to lab tested ones.
 

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Now that they are sold out, people that need masks can't get them and shipments of new ones from China won't be getting here soon.
 

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True story, China had to work with the US on tariffs because we're the ones buying all their stuff. Without the US to buy, they go completely bankrupt.


To the OT though, wash your hands as much as you can and stay away from people as much as possible - could wear throw away gloves as well.

I don't see masks and goggles catching on, but I'm absolutely cool with taking steampunk mainstream. My son wants to bring back capes and I'm keen on that too.
 

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Graph is fairly telling. We laugh off no-vaccinators and look where measle lies. Another good source (for armchair traveling as well as fairly good observation of chinese human nature) is youtuber called serpentza. Chinese may have higher mortality than the west due to elderly smoking and underdeveloped nation standard of medicine and personal hygiene. I haven't caught flu for several years and I don't think I'll catch this. One thing I have in the car is purell and whenever I get out of homedepot and such, I habitually use it.


BTW, reason for large pink area for corona is because it is an estimate and depends on who is interpreting it. Saw this graph couple of days ago.
 

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I think the worst of it will be the grinding halt to global economy. If 2 in 5 people who get this thing are bed ridden or in the hospital it's gonna make a real mess.
 

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Now that they are sold out, people that need masks can't get them and shipments of new ones from China won't be getting here soon.
China has a desperate shortage of the masks and Isolation gowns. Medshare (a non profit org) has shipped some 2.6 million masks and 80,000 gowns to China.
 

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I didn't mention the most important thing one can do right now...

Get enough sleep, eat well, and take yer vitamins. I'm a fan of the human body. At this point ones best course of action is to have a good offense internally.
 

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Not sure if it was mentioned, but how many times can you use the same mask over and over. Can they be cleaned and disinfected?

Watched a video on China with thousands of people all wearing masks and I suspect that number is really millions. If those masks are single use then they will need a lot more as would we.

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