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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlYRNBXygUc
  2. may you all be protected during this pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eb_9lG1fNY
  3. To the Forum. I'm grateful for all the insights,intelligence and wisdom that all of you have demonstrated when posting on this thread. I'm going to take to heart some advice about dealing with anxiety. So I'm going to stay off the Forum for a little while. I sincerely wish you all good health and a long life.
  4. I'll play this on my valve trombone at 2000hrs on Thursday for all those NHS workers. God bless them.
  5. Andyofborg. The whole idea gives me the creeps. But I don't rule it out. https://www.ft.com/content/7409dbae-6b4f-4be0-ba75-46ed52e951ae
  6. Just something to lift us up.Boy do I need it . https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200407072712.htm And bless those volunteers who are entering trials for drugs and treatments for CoVid-19. The Media doesn't seem to recognise their heroism . A very big question .Should the full monty of current protocols for trialling vaccines and drug, be relaxed in the context of CoVid=19 ?
  7. The conspiracy theorists debunked. https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-not-human-made-in-lab.html I'm keeping my eyes open for when the Racketers start coming out of the woodwork-you know,and overcharged for things.
  8. Science needs to get to grips with the issues of Antibody Immunity. Antibody Immunity is a cardinal tenet of modern medicine. If we cannot develop "lasting "Antibody Immunity to CoVid -19 then that is not good. There is work being done on the immune response to CoVid-19. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0819-2
  9. Onewheeldave. The paper may not fit everybody's politics-but there's some good ideas. IFixit can be found by Google. They are asking for help with finding repair manuals for ventilators. Lex Luther, That's a very pertinent question.
  10. A paper worth reading to give some perspective . https://monthlyreview.org/2020/04/01/covid-19-and-circuits-of-capital/ Some ideas of what to do now and how to avoid future pandemics.
  11. Anna B. You make some good points. Something that is at the front of my mind is the following. We do not go through life without catching a Cold. If science does't get on top of this virus-and quick- having a common cold could turn into a terrifying experience. " Is it CoVid -19 ?Is it just a Cold ? " Having just a common Cold will not ever be the same again for me. (And I'm not the panicking type).
  12. Good news: Bonzo and Tiddles are allowed out of doors. "Walkies ! Good dog-sit ".
  13. Some good news (Link ). It's imperative that there are effective treatments for the conditions caused by CoVid-19. Treatments that are not worse than the illness.You're admitted treated and leave the hospital alive. The repurposing of antiretrovirals doesn't appear to be giving good results. https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-mutation-rate.html?utm_source=Selligent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=16257&utm_content=20200406_Coronavir
  14. With all this "Science Fiction "" Outbreak" world I've been cast into. I cracked open a bottle of Island Park. Picked up my valve trombone and played along to this. Good health and live long to you all.
  15. Justin Smith, I don't necessarily disagree with you-and I'm not suggesting you think it should be compulsory. One needs to be vigilant during this crisis.
  16. IMO the link is worth reading from start to finish. "Isolating and protecting the vulnerable and significantly relaxing the restrictions on the rest of the population" (J.Smith,quoting R4 ). I'm going to keep my eye on how that is to be achieved. Without it resulting in having me banged up-because I fit some Gov defined category. "Come this way Mr McEwen it's all for your own good,and you know it makes sense". https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/03/19/human-rights-dimensions-covid-19-response
  17. Watch em. They'll be peddling that Covid -19 is a gift from Mother Nature. Chill Pills all round.
  18. Question to the Forum: Have I missed something ? There seems to be little announced about progress towards effective treatments for the medical conditions caused by this virus. If they can come up with them it will make a world of difference. These deep ecologists do my head in. They think a virus has a "perspective". https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/blog/ecology-in-the-time-of-pandemic/
  19. https://www.nature.com/articles/d 41586-020-00984-8 Don't panic and have your pussy cat put down. Blockade the cat flap,put Tiddles in a box and stick it in the attic for a couple of weeks-job done.🙂 Meow! Note: We'll never look at a cat or dog in the same way again. This is a real bummer for animal lovers the world over.
  20. Altus, Are they doing it on purpose? I remember the early days of HIV. The campaign group Act Up ,campaigned vigorously for drugs which had not be fully trial'd -that was back in the day. We need to make this government get its finger out and start working for our benefit.
  21. Justin Smith. Those are interesting points you make.But like me ,you're not an expert. So we seek out our data and make what we can from them. I said in an earlier post, that the UK would slip in the direction of Mitigation. But a Mitigation tactic that allows a large number of deaths is the refuge of moral imbeciles.
  22. State of the Immune system. In the treatment of HIV infection viral load and CD4/CD8 are measured. Can this technology be repurposed and used in the detection ,treatment and management of CoVid-19 infection ? https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma-asia/china-repurposes-abbvie-hiv-dug-as-big-pharma-rallies-to-help-combat-deadly-coronavirus The way forward:(back to normal) Vaccine, Antibody,Antigen Tests. Effective treatment. Reliable indicators of the state of the Immune System of the infected.
  23. A way to herd immunity is by vaccination. http://theconversation.com/the-herd-immunity-route-to-fighting-coronavirus-is-unethical-and-potentially-dangerous-133765 "One expert analysis found that creating herd immunity in the UK would require more than 47 million people to be infected. With a 2.3% fatality rate and a 19% rate of severe disease, this could result in more than a million people dying and a further eight million needing critical care." Hands up who is for that ? Roll Up ,Roll Up, all you old and weak and huddled masses and sacrifice yourself to save the economy .
  24. Ash Thanks for that. I'll bin my eight quid Nokia and purchase a clever phone that can use the App. Stay well and live long.
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