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Old 03-30-2020, 11:43 AM
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A thrad for positive news related to the pandemic. We need some.



Last Thursday at 8pm Britain had one of those totally spontaneous organised applause things, in support of the NHS and other care workers. A good reason for a marked dip in site traffic!
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Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device | Australia news | The Guardian
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Australian Dr Daniel Reardon ended up in hospital after inserting magnets in his nostrils while building a necklace that warns you when you touch your face
1) He was trying to do something useful
2) He's fine now
3) This is inherently funny.
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In the pink: Gin firms help out London police with hand sanitiser | Nasdaq

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Portobello Road Gin, in Notting Hill, 58 Gin Ltd, based in Haggerston, east London, and Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham, in nearby Kent, stepped up to the challenge to make a hand sanitiser using a formula from the World Health Organisation.
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It looks like we are making some progress, Washington not so much.
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I'm going to assume that's such good news that it's unsafe for Europeans to look at.

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This site is currently unavailable to visitors from the European Economic Area while we work to ensure your data is protected in accordance with applicable EU laws.
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This little company makes hyperbaric hoods that can be used in some cases where a ventilator would otherwise be needed. They only cost a couple hundred bucks. They're swamped with orders. Virgin Galactic asked what the company needs to ramp up and the answer was more production machines. Virgin Galactic bought them some machines.

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Austin said he recently got a surprised call from Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides offering to help him produce more devices.
"Chris, I saw what you do, and we want to help," Whitesides said, according to Austin. "Whatever it takes."
Austin told him he needed more machines to manufacture the devices but didn't have the cash to pay for them. Later that day, Austin got a call from his New Jersey-based supplier.
"Somebody just paid your bill," Austin said he was told. "They'll be shipping tomorrow."
With the four additional machines, Sea-Long expects to produce thousands of helmets a week. The goal is to produce 50,000 per week.
Other volunteers have been showing up offering to help.
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It's a little early to say (the stats of infected here are for some reason retroactively marked onto to the day the test was taken, so I have to keep going back and fixing the numbers from a day or two ago) - but it looks like Finland's curve has flattened.

They are even talking about going back to tracking the infection chains and thus maybe lightening the restrictions a little. I think it is premature, but it's just talk.

ETA: the deaths are not marked with a delay and there were no new deaths yesterday, been 2-4/day recently
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These are starting to get out in the field:
Detect COVID-19 in as Little as 5 Minutes | Abbott Newsroom
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Thanks to the COVID-19 virus, I just found a site that has to be a Hypochondriac's dream.

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Thanks to the COVID-19 virus, I just found a site that has to be a Hypochondriac's dream.

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A true business would set the Sleep and Stress test at $2 599.
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ETA: the deaths are not marked with a delay and there were no new deaths yesterday, been 2-4/day recently
I'm surprised Finland has any cases at all:

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We're seeing now just how terrifying to an oligarch a general strike can be.
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We're seeing now just how terrifying to an oligarch a general strike can be.
Something worth recording, and saving for our posterity. I suspect it might come in handy in the relatively near future.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in First Peer-Reviewed Research | Pittwire | University of Pittsburgh

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“We had previous experience on SARS-CoV in 2003 and MERS-CoV in 2014. These two viruses, which are closely related to SARS-CoV-2, teach us that a particular protein, called a spike protein, is important for inducing immunity against the virus. We knew exactly where to fight this new virus,” said co-senior author Andrea Gambotto, associate professor of surgery at the Pitt School of Medicine. “That’s why it’s important to fund vaccine research. You never know where the next pandemic will come from.”
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The thing which is fucking killing me about all of this is how incredibly foreseeable and preventable it was. China gave us a pretty good head start all things considered. South Korea is controlling their outbreak with tools that should have been readily available to us.

So two weeks ago the Bay area was one of the harder hit areas. Dr Sara Cody issued the nation's first shelter in place order for Santa Clara county

Bend it like the Bay Area: Doctors see flatter curve after 2 weeks of social isolation

and we are flattening the curve. I am cautiously optimistic.

or I would be if the old Confederacy weren't fucking shit up as hard as they can.
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“Los Angeles has the worst public transportation system in the country. Everyone drives. This has actually turned out to be protective for this kind of virus,” said Lee Riley, a professor of infectious disease at the University of California Berkeley.
Social distancing for coronavirus is flattening the curve, California and Washington data show - The Washington Post

There is just more information about how social distancing is helping. I thought the quote about traffic and driving helping was cute.
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ETA: the deaths are not marked with a delay and there were no new deaths yesterday, been 2-4/day recently
I'm surprised Finland has any cases at all:

Yes, but OMG THE OLD PEOPLE!!!
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Social distancing for coronavirus is flattening the curve, California and Washington data show - The Washington Post

There is just more information about how social distancing is helping. I thought the quote about traffic and driving helping was cute.
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Also that's some good graphing: same vertical scale on all the graphs.

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For all you techies out there, Pluralsight is offering "Free April" because of the quarantine.
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We have our own zombie, -1 on the number of dead today:

From https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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We have our own zombie, -1 on the number of dead today:
One week early?
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We have our own zombie, -1 on the number of dead today:
One week early?
We are efficient. Modern hospitals, etc.

Also, it will be 28 days into my chart for us this Thursday.
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After more than two months of being alone together ...
Hong Kong's pandas mate for first time in decade in privacy of coronavirus lockdown | World news | The Guardian

We may know by late June if there are results.

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