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  1. A small aside for clarity. CO2 is mostly harmless to humans in small concentrations. However it is an asphyxiate at high concentrations and does displace oxygen. Hence, the key operating principle of a CO2 Fire extinguisher.
  2. If pets were a reliable and dangerous vector; it would have been communicated back in January/February.
  3. Here it seems the official media are supporting the public health messaging. The odd slightly different angle and poke for "why not earlier" in this fast moving crisis is visible. Not too much second guessing and blame spreading yet (but it will come). Pretty easy to fact check. The only thing that triggers me slightly are people asking questions about pets (can they transmit or catch the virus?). I have pets and I get it; but top health officials and politicians don't need to answer shit questions like that. Not too much "local unofficial" background noise in my area; although they and social media are not on my Radar too much at the moment. QFT
  4. Yes, this is a real danger. The rebound often happens when restrictions are loosened or eliminated and everyone goes back to old habits immediately.
  5. Thanks, no offense but I would prefer a citation.
  6. It has not been proven (yet) that people gain immunity and cannot get reinfected (much like flu/colds). The effectiveness of isolation and social distancing measures will be known in weeks, except in areas where they were not implemented or implemented late where the rate increase will be obvious.
  7. Interesting Side Note https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/that-time-world-of-warcraft-helped-epidemiologists-model-an-outbreak/
  8. I wish I had kept stats this season. I suspect average game length was down 3-6 minutes from the 2019 grind at least over my small sample size. It was so frustrating...
  9. Death rates are tricky. We wont know the "approximate" death rates until its over. Public Health and medical system differences, infection rates, mitigation procedures etc. all will play a part. Early on I "heard" 1 in 100k for the seasonal flu and Covid-19 was 1 in 10k. That is a significant difference. Currently, Italy is at 4k deaths from 47k confirmed infections. Compare that to Germany at 68 deaths from 20k confirmed infections. That also is a significant difference.
  10. I get it. But if you look at the developing timelines... you "stated 2-3 weeks ago" and it may have partially worked then with other isolation measures. However, the public or government would never have embraced those policies then. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but remember its only been 10 days since the WHO declared it a pandemic, and we still have people who believe its the "flu" and its not a big deal. I my case its only been 15 days since my province had its first documented case and as of two or three days ago we had completed more testing than the entire US. Not sure if its been posted but it may help anyone trying to keep situationally aware. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
  11. Virus's don't have passports or respect borders. Closing borders can help delay the peak but it is by no means a complete solution on its own. Considering any two airports on earth are accessible by up to a 36 hour plane ride which is obviously much less than the incubation period for most infectious disease. In fact border controls are quite ineffective at netting the real threat. However, it does makes people feel "protected" and gets good optics (while doing very little) so there is that...
  12. A further question that needs to be answered. Can you get it again, or is it one and done.
  13. Our public health system and local authorities are currently in pandemic planning mode and supporting the detect and isolation Phase until the situation evolves. Our province is still hoping the isolation phase techniques are successful. Locally we are reviewing and updating emergency plans to support public health, maintain critical services (water/waste water, emergency services, etc.) and residents if containment is lost. After Merkal's announcement yesterday, it certainly looks like my Bucket list trip to Germany (Interschutz), Netherlands, Belgium (Bruges, Menin Gate), and France (Juno Beach, Vimy Ridge) trip will have to be cancelled, as Germany and France now have travel health notices (Low Risk - Practice Usual Precautions). Hand washing is important to control the spread and infection rate; considering people touch their face (eyes, nose, mouth) on average 23 times an hour... (Use hand sanitizer only when soap and water are not available.) On the lighter side - Why is toilet paper in such high demand? Because when anyone coughs or sneezes, 100 people shit their pants...
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