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3 hours ago, Bosco-d-gama said:

IMHO it is not the ‘type’ of social interaction but the ‘variety’ of social interactions that are better discovered earlier in life. Learning about perils, schemers and miscreants are quite necessary to improve ones chances in the real world.

 

You obviously don't know the home school families we do. They also learned at an early age how to interact in a positive way.  Although, we also knew some parents who were barely fit enough to take care of themselves. (they might have said the same about us...)

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Here’s an article discussing the application of gene editing for covid19 testing. Here too is another example of how the feds are expediting covid19 pertinent diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. This is work on a scale that will pay generous dividends in many future applications. So this is the ‘silver lining’ for the awful covid19 mess and it is being delivered by our leadership.

 

https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2020/07/10/crispr-coronavirus-covid-19-testing

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55 minutes ago, Sancho Panza said:

Noted, make that 3,106,930 cases instead of 3,106,931.

 

Thank God we got to the bottom of that.

 

132,855 deaths, but CAUTION, some of those are deaths from auto accidents and other causes unrelated to SARS-Covid-2.

 

Gov. Abbott announced today not to expect any positive movement until at least next week.

 

Tampa is over 30% positivity rate, they are sending 1,000,. (one thousand) medical personnel to Fla. to deal with that surge.

 

Thank God 99% of cases are "harmless."

 

How are the avg. number of new cases in your neck of the woods?

 

 

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Here’s yet another poorly written article on mechanical ventilation and covid19. The title is correct, mechanical ventilation was not the ‘fix-it’ cure for covid19. But the authors do not get to the true scope of why. There are 3 elements to respiratory failure in covid19. 1st is covid19 viral pneumonia that in itself is a daunting problem. 2nd is ARDS, adult respiratory distress syndrome, that in addition to a viral pneumonia brings a nearly insurmountable chaos to acute lung troubles. 3rdly are mircoembolisms, or what is term emboli showers where blood clots clog up the circulation in the lungs. All of these occurred simultaneously in acute covid19 illnesses.
 

What is required to achieve adequate respiration is effective alveolar ventilation. You require enough match of ventilation with proper perfusion to clear CO2 and deliver O2. The combination of the 3 conditions above makes getting adequate alveolar ventilation impossible regardless of advanced ventilator modes and care. This is why so many died regardless of using mechanical ventilation and why so many advanced to using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation instead. There was just not enough lung left to work with and the less lung you started with the faster you tanked.

 

The article is worth a read.

 

https://www.fastcompany.com/90526637/ventilators-arent-the-coronavirus-cure-alls-we-originally-thought?partner=rss&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

 

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