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bright

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Mar 2020
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    just worked. I think my network was blocking it.

    EDIT: different than I was expecting. thanks for the link

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Link no worky

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    New pouch for fat Lizzy, £10 off ebay

    Link?

  • in COVID-19
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    I wonder whether there is interesting data to be gathered by environmental scientists during this time.

  • in COVID-19
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    For Herd Immunity to be effective you need at least 90%-95% of people to have immunity. Exposure to other coronaviruses will do nothing for you against this specific new coronavirus.

    Without a vaccine then the only way to have immunity will be to have had this specific virus and survived. Given it has a case fatality rate of ~1% you'll only get to 90% herd immunity levels in the population once a good 700,000 people have died.

    90-95% for something like measles which is extremely contagious (and was achieved)

    I'm not going to postulate on this virus because it would all be hypothetical crap. Safe to say it's less.

  • in COVID-19
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    This Herd immunity seems to have been pretty much made up on the hoof, someone mentioned it briefly the other day and they have run with it so as to look like they have a plan.

    There noting made up about it

  • in COVID-19
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    that's not true.

    The insurance company and the healthcare provider have an agreed upon reimbursement rate.

    The fact is she was charged 75 dollars and the hospital new they were getting ~2 grand for it.

    anyway there's a lot (A LOT) more too it and we would love to see a healthcare revolution in the US. We would love it. it's just very complicated and very hard to implement.

  • in COVID-19
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    she was charged 75 dollars, which is her co-pay which is, presumably, what she would be charged for going to the ER for any reason at all.

  • in COVID-19
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    I work at a hospital in the US and a lot of activity has been taking place at the academic level. Less, but substantial amounts, at local government levels. Almost nothing at Federal level.

    Local government bans on public social gatherings are trickling in. Lots of state emergency declarations.

    Hospitals are converting ground floor clinics into respiratory clinics for all people (patients and visitors) who screen positive to be sent to for testing without actually entering the hospitals.

    Inpatient units are being converted to respiratory support units so as to not overwhelm the ICUs.

    Universities are closing all over.

    All work-related travel and conferences that I am familiar with are being cancelled. This includes national level conferences, board exams, etc. All coming to a screeching halt.

    Headlines are still way off base and being presented through a political lens. This will never stop.

    That's about it for now. Those in the crow's nest definitely see the storm on the horizon. Not sure everyone else does.

    None of this matters. Only way to stop it is extreme social isolation which will never happen.... Or herd immunity, which eventually will.

    Economy is going to suffer a gigantic recession.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I meant the birthday. I just had one and turned 40. thought we could commiserate

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