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by Atomic
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Treatment Update: More oxygen, less (ventilator) pressure. Link Supporting article with more details: Link Alternate link TL;DR: COVID-19 does not act entirely like Pneumonia - the virus attacks the iron in red blood cells. That explains why Malaria treatments like chloroquine work, because they int...
by Atomic
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

The Severity of the CoVID-19 Epidemic is Not as Bad as You Think, According to the Numbers.

From a Doctor whose job is medical research and analytics. Bio and other papers online.

TL;DR: The publicly shared numbers are way overdone due to reasons, mainly lack of context.
by Atomic
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

The numbers game. A take on the UK reporting system and what it does and does not reveal about COVID-19.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/The ... s-we-think
by Atomic
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Original Art, Prints, eBay, and More Updates!
Topic: What is the link to Paul's eBay shop?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: What is the link to Paul's eBay shop?

Opus the Poet wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Check today's post on his home page for updated links.
Wapsi Square, Facebook or where? Not seeing anything but the 15 March post and nothing obvious on FB.
by Atomic
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Health and Human Services is taking donations of "30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate ... and one million doses of chloroquine phosphate...". The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization to authorize their application for COVID-19 patients. Also (some cross-reporting between them): P...
by Atomic
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Further update on what may be the French Trial you refer to: https://techstartups.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-cure-new-results-french-study-shows-combination-hydroxychloroquine-plaquenil-azithromycin-successfully-treated-80-coronavirus-patients-significant-dr/ Payoff quote: In 80 in-patients receivin...
by Atomic
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

About the 100 TP rolls... One psychology type article commented on group behavior under stress. Given a personal but generic threat, people tend to bunker down with thinking toward individual survival and comfort. So - TP, dry/canned goods, and water go to the top of the list. Further, they see othe...
by Atomic
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Some things to keep in mind when reading panic headlines -- bulk numbers alone are not necessarily the whole story, or even reflective of the full story. - The United States now has more victims than Italy! Eeek!? Italy is 1/5 the population so consider the rate per 100,000 not the bulk numbers. Ele...
by Atomic
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Stay Safe 2020-03-16
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Stay Safe 2020-03-16

From my days in Britain during a public health scare...
First Cow - What do you think of this Mad Cow Disease thing?

Second Cow - Why should I care -- I'm a helicopter!
by Atomic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Original Art, Prints, eBay, and More Updates!
Topic: What is the link to Paul's eBay shop?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: What is the link to Paul's eBay shop?

Couldn't find a Completed/Sold item link. Here's the History link I use:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/pablowapsi/m.h ... 6732.m1684
by Atomic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Lulu Sale - 20%
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Lulu Sale - 20%

Lulu is having another book sale. Get 20% off with this code: LULU20

Finally had my chance to get the last two Wapsi books!

Paul Taylor's Lulu page here.

Enjoy!
by Atomic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

A follow up to the previous article which I had thought was written by a doctor or epidemiologist. Seems it came from a running Journalist blog who covered the issues. Counterpoint here. I take come issue with side by side comparisons of differently sourced data and complaining they don't agree. Wel...
by Atomic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

COVID-19 - Evidence Over Hysteria Here's an article taking a deep dive into statistics and how to (or not to) interpret them based on the noisy data and the actual methodology of viral exposure and transmission. Regardless of the credibility of info trails from China and Italy due to politics and r...
by Atomic
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Late Bad News
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Re: Late Bad News

South Central Pennsylvania here. I'd be up for a cuppa somewhere as well! Public facilities are all on take-out at the moment, so an item for the future.
by Atomic
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

I stand corrected, Dave. Thank you! Botched the leading zero. Let me re-summarize: The death rate from the Swine Flu/ H1N1 was about 2%. Available numbers from the current Cornoavirus is about 2-3% (maybe more depending on source numbers) The "regular" flu death rate is in the 0.1-0.2% range. Those ...
by Atomic
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 49
Views: 2415

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

A lot of news shouting has been without context, so here's some numbers for you: The death rate from the Swine Flu/ H1N1 was about 2%. Available numbers from the current Cornoavirus is about 2-3% The "regular" flu death rate is in the 1-2% range. And in all these cases, those dying tend to average a...
by Atomic
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Pi Day is coming - I just might take the plunge
Replies: 13
Views: 1657

Re: Pi Day is coming - I just might take the plunge

Isn't it interesting that the connectors now take up more space than the actual computer?
by Atomic
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Scary Part 2020-03-11
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: Scary Part 2020-03-11

And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell


Dietzel has nothing to worry about!
by Atomic
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Late Bad News
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Re: Late Bad News

Alas - he will be missed.

A sad note also in the digital age that so many people we know only by their posts can simply disappear and be lost but for friends and family who know and have access to their haunts to post a message like this. Thank you for closing the circle!