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    Well it appears that "wearing masks" will soon be...

    Well it appears that "wearing masks" will soon be almost as strong a message as "wash hands".
    I hope they back it up with a half decent education campaign.

    Coronavirus can spread through talking...
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    Interesting article about analysing COVID19 data...

    Interesting article about analysing COVID19 data and the caution require in interpretation.
    Scott Morrison says the coronavirus curve is flattening. Are we turning the corner? - Fact Check - ABC...
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    A few people have asked me about my Italian...

    A few people have asked me about my Italian family so thought it would be easier to respond here.

    As of this morning all are OK. I have 9 Uncles and Aunts (all over 70 except for one aunt who is...
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    Here's another interesting Graph with a 5 day...

    Here's another interesting Graph with a 5 day average
    From Is Australia flattening the coronavirus curve? Look at the charts ... | Australia news | The Guardian

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    Here's another interesting Graph with a 5 day...

    Here's another interesting Graph with a 5 day average
    From Is Australia flattening the coronavirus curve? Look at the charts ... | Australia news | The Guardian

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    Not quite, longevity is a complex thing and early...

    Not quite, longevity is a complex thing and early removal from the gene pool could be due to many factors; famine, displeasing the political masters, playing with too many crackers, diet, lifestyle,...
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    Another major difference between Italy and Oz is...

    Another major difference between Italy and Oz is that many Italian seniors live with their extended family. My Italian mum (has moderate dementia, also thinks she still lives in Italy) was aghast...
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    The face mask wearing advice was IMHO 99% founded...

    The face mask wearing advice was IMHO 99% founded on preventing vital limited supplies of masks being hoarded by the community over the needs of medical people that really need them. Once masks are...
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    I've said this number of times on the forum -...

    I've said this number of times on the forum - these designs are pretty old and inefficient and that's probably why they can run on a 2H motor. The quoted CFM figures are in the "Dreamin" territory.
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    Apart from a bit of hand waving I would be very...

    Apart from a bit of hand waving I would be very wary of using this data to compare countries at this stage
    For a start not all countries are on the same part of the pandemic curve.

    Then, for...
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    Warning about some hands sanitisers and the...

    Warning about some hands sanitisers and the importance of using added water ie raw method is not an affective hand sanitiser.

    Many hand sanitisers are ineffective against coronavirus, experts warn...
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    These could all be from a known case that...

    These could all be from a known case that unknowingly before they developed symptoms went to the large local Woolies just before being diagnosed.
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    Perth COVID19 hot spots...

    Perth COVID19 hot spots
    https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Images/Corporate/article%20images/Coronavirus/Maps/region-map.jpg

    6 confirmed cases in my suburb (2 look like they're are at Curtin...
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    Maybe and maybe not. When 93 YEAR MIL was struck...

    Maybe and maybe not. When 93 YEAR MIL was struck down with congestive heart failure in May of 2018 and didn't pass away until March of 2019 having gone in and out of ICU 7 times until she put her...
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    Two experts interviewed on ABC Australian Story...

    Two experts interviewed on ABC Australian Story on Monday night (very good viewing BTW - Highly recommended)
    Australian Story : ABC iview
    said exactly this - it's a brand new virus are we just...
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    That too, all of the countries are conducting...

    That too, all of the countries are conducting "Data revision" as the numbers are just coming in too thick and fast.
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    Nope - disagree, at least some of the people...

    Nope - disagree, at least some of the people dying right now of COVID19 will be in people who were going to die this year anyway, especially those with underlying conditions and in nursing homes -...
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    Here is one for Japan from the Johns Hopkins...

    Here is one for Japan from the Johns Hopkins site.
    Its speculation but early Japanese data may have been repressed because they were trying to hang onto the Olympics.
    It also looks like the only...
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    I agree that quarantining could be much tighter...

    I agree that quarantining could be much tighter but it's also not without problems.

    Quarantining a healthy younger self sufficient person is easy, but children, frail seniors, disabled people, and...
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    I bought my 330mm impeller DC from Carbatec in...

    I bought my 330mm impeller DC from Carbatec in 2011 but I see its no longer available on their website.Not cheap - it was on special for $1000 normally about 20% more.
    The Timbecon DC5000 has a 330...
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    If they use the same size impeller the only...

    If they use the same size impeller the only significant difference between the generic 3HP 2x twin bag DCs and the 2HP 1 x 2 bag DCs is the extra flow provided by the extra bags on the 3HP models. Of...
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    Because I have a recovering broken ankle and...

    Because I have a recovering broken ankle and SWMBO still has vertigo this is how we exercise the dogs in days of COVID19.

    Make breakfast; toast, fruit, coffee
    Drive 2 mins to park down by Swan...
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    Hummmmm. I'm not convinced this is as significant...

    Hummmmm. I'm not convinced this is as significant as they make out and could be a case of typical scientists blowing their own trumpet and elbowing for space in a very crowded field, after all they...
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    Just like anything else said in this thread ?

    Just like anything else said in this thread ?
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    The Dept of public health is throwing everything...

    The Dept of public health is throwing everything at this. They have an army of folks especially to handle the data and modelling/projections ranging from doctors, epidemiologists, 3D Data...
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    If anyone feels capable of contribution to...

    If anyone feels capable of contribution to tech/management/design/Fab of COV19 related equipment/logsistics/solutions/quick fixes etc you might want to check this our

    Mobilise Aus COV19 Onboarding...
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    Well some progress has been made with the ankle....

    Well some progress has been made with the ankle.

    Took the dogs for a very short (200m) walk this morning.
    Mucked about recharging the battery on the HIACE - hasn't been driven for 4 weeks.
    Put...
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    Maybe at the corner of SA/NT/WA Interestingly...

    Maybe at the corner of SA/NT/WA
    Interestingly the WA border does a bit (100m) of a dog leg there - I've never noticed it before.
    ON the WA border its called Ngaanyatjarra-Giles.
    Theres even cupel...
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    Yep - I agree Yep and All the more...

    Yep - I agree



    Yep and All the more reason to SPELL out how groups go to the supermarket. The gubment is getting better at explaining this but the BIG one they're they're missing out on is...
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    Here is a 30 minute podcast on how an Italian...

    Here is a 30 minute podcast on how an Italian Village (Vo) conquered COVID19 by the Italian epidemiologist who was involved with the testing.
    They tested everyone so within two rounds of testing and...
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    After bagging youtube this visually simulated...

    After bagging youtube this visually simulated maths is, at a minimum, interesting

    It takes 20 minutes but you should hopefully gain a better idea of the control being pursued by the Govt.

    ...
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    I didn't make any personal claims about the...

    I didn't make any personal claims about the origins OF SF, I was quoting from an Independent newspaper article who was quoting a, John Oxford, Professor of virology at St Bartholomew's and the Royal...
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    Perhaps a clearer explanation is, by 1918 SF was...

    Perhaps a clearer explanation is, by 1918 SF was rampant across many countries but wartime press suppression did not permit the publication of much official data in countries at war. Because Spain...
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    Even today indigenous peoples especially in...

    Even today indigenous peoples especially in isolated communities are usually a lot more susceptible to flus.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140110103718.htmT

    Prof Peter Doherty in...
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    Not only do they not go away they can easily...

    Not only do they not go away they can easily mutate and become deadlier. This is what happened during the Spanish Flu. The first wave was mild and had low death rates (not unlike COVD19) compared to...
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    While I agree its not the SF, It's very difficult...

    While I agree its not the SF, It's very difficult to make a comparison based on reported numbers alone.

    In 1919 viruses were not know about and testing was based on symptoms which was often too...
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    77? he had a pre existing condition

    77?
    he had a pre existing condition
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    My sister's, niece's, father-in-law was the first...

    My sister's, niece's, father-in-law was the first COVID19 death in WA.
    But I don't know him personally.
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    I know I have quoted more than enough stats in my...

    I know I have quoted more than enough stats in my posts but stats for many countries still have to be treated with skepticism.

    Taiwan is politically motivated always to have rates less than China....
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    Latest production run of son's 3D printed Visor...

    Latest production run of son's 3D printed Visor headbands for a local kids hospital.

    Can print two at a time and it takes about an hour to do this.
    Slow, but every bit helps.

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    The further away you can stay the better - Id...

    The further away you can stay the better - Id recommend 100m if you can. That's what I target when we go to the park with the dogs.

    The majority of air borne viruses do indeed ride primarily on a...
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    Some more cockups Leaving the cruise sips to...

    Some more cockups

    Leaving the cruise sips to one side.

    Scomo not willing to Offend DT?
    Coronavirus circulating in the US in January, Australian travel ban too late

    Medical people thinking...
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    I see the authorities have recently been touting...

    I see the authorities have recently been touting the reduction in the rate of growth of cases from 25-30% down to 13-15%.

    Firstly I don't think any "rate of case growth" is worth much given our...
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    I completely disagree - there has to be...

    I completely disagree - there has to be continuing debate, and those in charge have to be held accountable in any circumstance, especially for IN-ACTION and not listening to a wide enough range of...
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    when stage 4 kicks in and you can't get to your...

    when stage 4 kicks in and you can't get to your shed here are a few ideas for youse to try



    Central Queensland men smash the stereotypes with pole dancing, embroidery and cake decorating - ABC...
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    It's basically the difference between a Statesman...

    It's basically the difference between a Statesman and a Politican(Marketeer).
    With the latter it's lots of smoke and mirrors, coverup anything nasty, dabbling with minutiae to cloud the issues,...
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    Just before Xmas - female Iranian barber...

    Just before Xmas - female Iranian barber relatively cheap $10 but I'm not going there, SWMBO used to do it and she says she will do it again


    Perhaps a side benefit of retiring early?


    I do...
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    Thats what SWMBO said. Her term of endearment is,...

    Thats what SWMBO said. Her term of endearment is, "local derro"

    I'm thinking of hanging a gobby of green-goop from underneath. memories of a "Young Ones" episode who's name escapes me.
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    Rottnest has been excised from the State control...

    Rottnest has been excised from the State control to be taken over by the feds. I don't know - Anyway I agree a few more days of stats are needed.
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    SWMBO has been making some masks for kids and I...

    SWMBO has been making some masks for kids and I asked for one with the same front design hoping it might persuade eedjets to steer clear.
    Do I look suitably rabid/infected enough?
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