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  • Cool. That makes me happier.

  • From what I've read almost every pandemic has had a second wave so I guess it's very likely that this one will too

  • Nothing official, but it seems unlikely there a) wouldn't be one and b) it wouldn't be covered up.

    Life kind of as normal, masks all day every day, still can only have 50% of people in the office at any one time, gatherings are banned, foreigners are evil.

  • A fiver. Have already ordered a replacement

  • Ruislip's Breakspear Crematorium designated as one of three London 'overflow' mortuaries.
    Unattended by family services restricted to 5 minutes duration with faith representative of choice on site to administer due respect to the departed.
    I'm assuming the ample parking space allows for refrigerated trailers to store corpses then coffins.

  • Emily Maltis on Newsnight putting a few people right.

    https://youtu.be/L6wIcpdJyCI

  • Express/mirror same thing in my mind

    The Mirror is one of the few left wing papers left. You wouldn't see them trying to make out clap for Johnson happened other than at an STI clinic.

  • The public health guys I worked with during the 2009 pandemic used to talk about a second wave a lot but I gather that a growing number of epidemiologists don't think that a second wave is inevitable in all cases. No idea if this particular virus is deemed a high risk for a second wave but thought it was interesting that the 2nd wave theory is apparently less universally accepted than before in general pandemic planning terms.

  • No idea if this particular virus is deemed a high risk for a second wave but thought it was interesting that the 2nd wave theory is apparently less universally accepted than before.

    Surely it would depend a lot on 1) what the 'first wave' is like and 2) what restrictions on the public are put in place and how they are relaxed exactly?

  • How the hell is someone in London without access to a car supposed to get checked for covid at a drive-through place?

    A neighbour has asked if I know anyone who could drive them there, but don't feel very comfortable passing on the request for obvious reasons. Any other suggestions?

  • 55 full face visors printed and shipped to a central depot for distribution to hospitals.

    Good work! Are yours reusable?

  • That’s a fucking dick move, they probably have it themselves.

  • I assume that there are hundreds of possible factors.

    One thing I do know is that the reasons behind the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu are still up for debate. Some research shows that it was likely caused by a mutation, other research shows that it was likely caused by simple seasonal weather changes. There is even research out there claiming that the second wave of Spanish Flu deaths was actually exacerbated by the over-prescribing of Aspirin.

    I suppose that the uncertainty doesn't change much in that the authorities will still have to be ready for the possibility. I just wanted to emphasise that a 2nd wave isn't necessarily a nailed on thing.

  • ^^^^ So they're stepping up testing beyond people who are admitted to hospital, but in a way that means potentially infected people have to go spreading it around while everyone else is stuck indoors. Brilliant thinking.

  • Arguably, mine aren't even usable let alone reusable, given that they are made of non suitable plastic in a non sterile environment but we are where we are!

    Tongue in cheek response aside, I assume that they will be regarded as disposable as 3d printed objects are virtually impossible to sterilise.

  • My print nozzle has worn out

    Euph?

  • The hole in my hot end is slightly wider than it should be.

  • Forgive me for not noting the left wing slant on its shitty redtop formula of being 99% celebrity gossip...

  • How the hell is someone in London without access to a car supposed to get checked for covid at a drive-through place?

    My brother was wondering the same thing when he got tested on Tuesday. He didn't really feel up to driving, and nearly passed out on the way back, but since his wife doesn't drive he didn't have a whole load of other options.

  • Listen can we start referring to the spanish flu by exactly what it was, the American Virus

  • theory debunked

  • We're making reusable visors that can be sterilised using 3D printers at work:
    https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2020/s­md/queen-mary-3d-prints-protective-equip­ment-for-covid-19-nhs-workers.html

    The staff who've been making them so far have been printing them at home, but given they can be reused and sterilised I suppose it doesn't matter that they've been made in a non-sterile environment. The plan is to potentially use the 10,000 at the Nightingale (which is being run by another colleague of mine). That figure was literally based on 2000 beds x 5.

    Is there anything about the design you've been printing that means it couldn't be sterilised? And is the design certified? It doesn't say in that story but I know they had to go through half a dozen prototypes before they got certification.

  • I got sent this, immediately disregarded as bullshit and told the person who sent it to me to get a grip.

  • Over 600 parties broken up in Manchester last weekend. We don’t stand a chance with the weather looking as it does for this weekend...
    What the hell
    Quote - That included 494 house parties - some with DJs, fireworks and bouncy castles - and 166 street parties.

  • Too much WFH.

    Don't ask what the W stands for.

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