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by Ego
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1672
Views: 113691

Re: COVID-19

More evidence that hydroxychloroquine works, this time a randomized trial. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.22.20040758v1 Efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19: results of a randomized clinical trial Key findings: For the 62 COVID-19 patients, 46.8% (29 of 62) were ...
by Ego
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: COVIDs effect on production/manufacturing
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: COVIDs effect on production/manufacturing

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/03/experts-say-covid-19-will-likely-lead-us-drug-shortages Drug shortages. Pharmaceutical companies keep their supply chain information secret. “With the COVID-19 pandemic expected to last many more months and with more patients in need of life-saving ...
by Ego
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 41
Views: 1516

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

It's looking possible we might lose USPS service this summer - the article came out today, I think. I'm too lazy to search for it. Today our Postal Carrier climbed up three floors to knock on my door and thank me for sending out a tub full of packages. He literally said I was saving his job as ther...
by Ego
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 41
Views: 1516

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

Once a vaccine becomes available, then proof of vaccination would be required - similar to how Yellow Fever is handled today. Today, 14 day quarantine is required for all travelers when travel is even allowed. That requirement is likely to continue for the foreseeable future until a vaccine becomes...
by Ego
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Microgreens and Health
Replies: 53
Views: 8560

Re: Microgreens and Health

A recommended source for low cost seed: http://seeds.toddsseeds.com/wholesalesproutingseeds/ I have not tried this vendor yet. I have. The last purchase was a 10lb bag of broccoli sprout seeds more than two years ago. I bought more than I needed and kept them in storage for a year while we were tra...
by Ego
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1672
Views: 113691

Re: COVID-19

Hungarian Parliament passes bill that gives PM Orbán unlimited power & proclaims:

- State of emergency w/o time limit
- Rule by decree
- Parliament suspended
- No elections
- Spreading fake news + rumors: up to 5 yrs in prison
- Leaving quarantine: up to 8 yrs in prison
by Ego
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Looking for advice on large changes in life
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Looking for advice on large changes in life

Two free things that have actually helped: the book Focusing by Eugene Gendlin (old by now, so possible to buy second hand and/or pirate online if it's not accessible for you in your country). The second free thing that helped is reading the book Getting Past Your Past by Francine Shapiro, Free to ...
by Ego
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 225
Views: 19816

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Is there a particular reason folks expect food shortages or is everyone just limiting number of grocery visits and deliveries due to fomites? Two thirds of my tenants never ate at home before Covid. With Starbucks down the street, some did not have coffee makers. About half of the restaurants conve...
by Ego
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 41
Views: 1516

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

[ Some of my blue/pink collar friends have begun mentioning the fact that the wealthier white collar world is sitting in their protective ivory towers of isolation, while they are considered essential workers and are being placed at risk. Do not underestimate the social implications of this in an al...
by Ego
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 41
Views: 1516

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

classical_Liberal wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Plus it ain't cheap. Vaccines are.
Absolutely. First azithromycin and chloroquine. If that fails then plasma therapy. Then on to the experimental genetically engineered expensive stuff.

Lockdowns ain't cheap either.
by Ego
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 41
Views: 1516

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

George the original one wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:50 pm
The best method for BAU is to get a vaccine that is proven to have no side effects.
I disagree. A relatively effective antibody therapy will get us to the point where we let it rip.
by Ego
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is this a turning point in your life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2174

Re: Is this a turning point in your life?

My life has been chock full of turning points. I know what they look like and I know this will definitely be one. Maybe my threshold for calling something a turning point is lower than it is for others. Maybe I am more sensitive to changing winds. Maybe it is easier for me to turn. I don't know. Wha...
by Ego
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Business ideas for the upcoming depression?
Replies: 32
Views: 1148

Re: Business ideas for the upcoming depression?

I normally think of them for physical products, but I imagine there are more options than I realize. You piqued my interest. I was thinking this would be a big opportunity for a software project as the tax landscape is changing awfully fast as each state adopts these taxes. In the case of Ebay, the...
by Ego
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1672
Views: 113691

Re: COVID-19

Another great side effect of a privatized healthcare system Just spoke with a nurse friend who is at a hospital with 20 Covid positives. He in oncology and they are still treating regular oncology patients. They have not yet shifted them to a temporary facility. He has been contacted by several hea...
by Ego
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 316
Views: 82426

Re: Rube's journal

@rube, RE: lowering rent temporarily. I don't know about the tenant rights laws in NL but here in California we have a law that says we cannot raise rent by more than a particular % per year. If we were to lower it temporarily we'd be unable to legally return to the original rent if the tenant were ...
by Ego
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Business ideas for the upcoming depression?
Replies: 32
Views: 1148

Re: Business ideas for the upcoming depression?

@Tyler9000 Ebay has taken sales tax collection and payment out of the hands of sellers. They do it all. I haven't done last years taxes yet but I don't believe I will bother to list it on my balance sheet. I would imagine that shopify and the other big gateways have some sort of plugin to handle thi...
by Ego
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Free stuff due to covid-19
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Free stuff due to covid-19

Internet Archive announces the National Emergency Library https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 mil...
by Ego
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1672
Views: 113691

Re: COVID-19

If those measures are lifted in order to return to BAU, the first model will hold again. @Jacob & @J&G...Straw man. No one is suggesting returning to business as usual. We are surging hospital capacity at incredible rates. We are testing a wide variety of medications against the virus. We are worki...
by Ego
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1672
Views: 113691

Re: COVID-19

He says the "worst case scenario" is 2.2 million Americans die ~0.66%. Hum. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that is the same worst case scenario number that appeared in the Imperial College report that caused the US and UK to lockdown. That report has since been revised down significantly.
by Ego
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: VPN recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: VPN recommendations?

Proton VPN. Try the free version first. I use the plus.

PIA sold in December. Users may want to check out the new owners.