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Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19,395
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Posted By The Old Coach
Epidemiology 101. OK, so months,...

Epidemiology 101.



OK, so months, not years, not forever.

Now somebody can do a wall of text about what societal functions will be compromised, how badly, and for how long.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-05-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
That assumes that it kills a ridiculously high...

That assumes that it kills a ridiculously high proportion of the "essentials", Colt.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
Not going to sacrifice ME. I'm 75, well prepped,...

Not going to sacrifice ME. I'm 75, well prepped, planning to outlive the thing just to spite the millennials. :thumb:
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
There would be fewer deaths and it would be over...

There would be fewer deaths and it would be over more quickly. Because people would take it seriously from the beginning and avoid getting infected. I said from the beginning this thing getting close...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
Even within states there are counties with zero...

Even within states there are counties with zero virus and no need of lockdown. Quite a few in my adopted home state of Ohio.

OTOH Cuyahoga and Franklin counties should be under martial law.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,192
Posted By The Old Coach
That makes it one of only two - St. Clairsville...

That makes it one of only two - St. Clairsville in the big mall complex, or Marietta. I could maybe believe it of St. Clairsville; that's a shopping destination for Wheeling's gimmedats. Marietta...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-04-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By The Old Coach
My experience with the cheap ones is abysmal. ...

My experience with the cheap ones is abysmal. Aside from the crappy nicad batteries, the solar cells lasted no more than one summer. ymmv
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-04-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By The Old Coach
Car PM / repairs. Major hole in my preps, as I...

Car PM / repairs. Major hole in my preps, as I am too crippled-up now to do anything myself. 2010 Explorer 4WD is good, Honda minivan has a bad noise in the engine (hopefully just a cam belt idler)...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,405
Views: 149,741
Posted By The Old Coach
Could seriously wish my farm tank wasn't already...

Could seriously wish my farm tank wasn't already full!
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By The Old Coach
Um, just for the record, mine is set for 11...

Um, just for the record, mine is set for 11 inches, and it can go a good deal higher than that. Without digging out the documentation, I'm going to say 18 inches.

And please; we're talking...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
No NSAIDs? Why? I'm on Tramadol already. I...

No NSAIDs? Why? I'm on Tramadol already. I guess I could drop the naproxin. Better yet, not catch it in the first place, of course.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
Ah, yes, Boston traffic. When I first started...

Ah, yes, Boston traffic. When I first started road-racing (motorcycles) in 1969 I quickly realized I'd been practicing all my life. :D:

We used to snicker when Johnny Carson made jokes about...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
Just like after 9/11. A blessed respite for...

Just like after 9/11. A blessed respite for people living under airport departure patterns.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
Walmart parking lots. Truck stops.

Walmart parking lots. Truck stops.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,112
Posted By The Old Coach
I bought a 2010 Ford Explorer in December. Ten...

I bought a 2010 Ford Explorer in December. Ten years old and it's too gimcracked up for me! Sets codes for things even my mechanic doesn't understand.

Had a rental Nissan for a short time. Like...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,320
Posted By The Old Coach
I'm still trying to figure out how it works. ...

I'm still trying to figure out how it works. Got any links?

It looks like the vanes are furled to me.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,728
Posted By The Old Coach
Ditto. I was already prepped, but I did go buy a...

Ditto. I was already prepped, but I did go buy a couple of extra cases of distilled water for my CPAP. Tap water here would foul it something awful.

Counting on continued availability of milk,...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3,405
Views: 149,741
Posted By The Old Coach
Get her a pulse/oximeter. On Amazon for as...

Get her a pulse/oximeter. On Amazon for as little as 15 bucks.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By The Old Coach
I will certainly use my CPAP if I get sick*. I...

I will certainly use my CPAP if I get sick*. I live alone, so there's nobody to spread it to, and secondly I have to use it or I never get any decent sleep.

If one could negative-pressure the...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,632
Posted By The Old Coach
My nearest neighours are cows. Oh, there's a...

My nearest neighours are cows. Oh, there's a family about 800 yards down the road, but they didn't want to know me when I moved in ten years ago and nothing's changed. The farmer who uses my barn...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
Say, Goodwrench! What's old Southie like now? ...

Say, Goodwrench! What's old Southie like now? When I lived in Boston in the '60s, it was not much more than a slum. All gentrified now?
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
In the 19th century an Irish folk cure for rabies...

In the 19th century an Irish folk cure for rabies was to drink a quart of whiskey, so it has been written.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-04-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
Not just to buy groceries. To camp in seasonal...

Not just to buy groceries. To camp in seasonal rentals. THEN they go buy groceries.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
Well, ain't YOU a ray of sunshine! :) Ultimately...

Well, ain't YOU a ray of sunshine! :) Ultimately you're more likely right than wrong, though. The memo they sent out did say that they weren't letting staff mix, at least. Best news for us is that...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
Why am I not surprised, Lagnar. One spot...

Why am I not surprised, Lagnar.

One spot that so far doesn't seem to be following the script is Jackson Hole.

Have not looked at Vail and Steamboat Springs.

Mainiacs (natural Maine...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
UPDATE, for what it's worth. On the phone with...

UPDATE, for what it's worth. On the phone with DF, and on the Innertubes just now.
Blaine County now has a per-capita infection rate 2.5 times that of NYC. Sheriff's dept is strongly advising...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
Not you. Government was behind the curve on so...

Not you. Government was behind the curve on so many levels. Emergency stocks of masks were never replenished after the 2009 epidemic, so at the outset they had to tell us that citizens didn't need...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
Fifty-seven companies stepping up to help, a lot...

Fifty-seven companies stepping up to help, a lot of it gratis pro deo.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/02/55-companies-in-america-doing-their-part-to-fight-the-coronavirus/
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 04-03-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,637
Posted By The Old Coach
Right, I misremembered the title.

Right, I misremembered the title.
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 04-03-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,637
Posted By The Old Coach
Rereading We the Living, Heinlein's lost first...

Rereading We the Living, Heinlein's lost first novel, written ca. 1938. Never published, (I can see why!) He and Ginny destroyed the original manuscripts. Only an accident of history preserved a...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 264,068
Posted By The Old Coach
Keep topping off the supplies. If you don't, you...

Keep topping off the supplies. If you don't, you might wish you had.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
Hospital I now use in Marietta Ohio actually has...

Hospital I now use in Marietta Ohio actually has several satellite buildings in various parts of town. They moved some doctors around and made one of them the dedicated COVID facility. No COVID...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3,405
Views: 149,741
Posted By The Old Coach
Very thoughtful article there. One thing I...

Very thoughtful article there.

One thing I can add is that more people might be willing use up a day driving rather than fly. A market may just develop for relatively compact vehicles which can...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
Spring turkey season doesn't start for another...

Spring turkey season doesn't start for another 2-3 weeks here. I should poke around the back roads and see which camps are already occupied. Easy to tell by the tire tracks in the mud.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
And that, believe it or not describes the...

And that, believe it or not describes the "hospital" in Ketchum ID, where the rich and powerful think they're bugging out to. It has two ICU units, and ONE ventilator. Also there is no cardiologist...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 103,664
Posted By The Old Coach
Well, here's a chuckle: Brits confined to...

Well, here's a chuckle:

Brits confined to home are doing closet cleanouts, renovations, and generating much more food waste than normal.
...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-co...

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/pandemic-timeline-1918.htm

April 1918 at Fort Riley. Doughboys took it to Europe. First big epidemic here was in September 1918,...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 04-02-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,147
Posted By The Old Coach
The first part of MY plan was to not retire to...

The first part of MY plan was to not retire to Idaho, but that was because there's so little water, (and they fight over it all the time), and the fires. Didn't even have to consider earthquakes. ...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,443
Posted By The Old Coach
Truth. ....................

Truth. ....................
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
You missed a key question, Ted. Where did WA get...

You missed a key question, Ted. Where did WA get his information? (Asking for a friend.)
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
What makes you think that the Joint Chiefs, for...

What makes you think that the Joint Chiefs, for example, didn't? Or SECNAV, or CNO?
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 04-02-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3,209
Views: 357,749
Posted By The Old Coach
Got a chuckle out of this: ...

Got a chuckle out of this:

https://www.jpost.com/International/Venezuelan-warship-shoots-rams-into-German-cruise-vessel-before-sinking-623422

Venezuelan naval vessel rams a German "arctic...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By The Old Coach
The old New England farms I grew up with didn't...

The old New England farms I grew up with didn't have separated summer kitchens, but we DID have enclosed sheds connecting the house to the barn, so no-one had to fight through four feet of snow to...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
There was a hint last night that the guy in NYC...

There was a hint last night that the guy in NYC had "diverted" the masks he was selling online from a .gov warehouse or a hospital.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
No, I only managed automotive infrastructure...

No, I only managed automotive infrastructure projects in mere tens of millions, (but sometimes as many as three at a time).

Any idea what a "beige book" is?

I thought not.

We had to plan...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
Or maybe I just don't give a damn anymore. ...

Or maybe I just don't give a damn anymore. :thumb:
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 103,664
Posted By The Old Coach
China has killed off 50% its' pigs with yet...

China has killed off 50% its' pigs with yet another virus epidemic, that started something like six months ago. They are desperately short of protein sources. Bats and pangolin can't begin to fill...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 21,783
Posted By The Old Coach
I'll save the fisking which that comment deserves...

I'll save the fisking which that comment deserves for the AGW threads.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
This'll stir 'em up: ...

This'll stir 'em up:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/imhe-model-coronavirus-white-house-relying-garbage-predicted-121000-americans-hospitalized-yesterday-actual-number-31142/
Forum: Coronavirus 04-02-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 1,670,934
Posted By The Old Coach
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/thousands-...

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/thousands-of-healthcare-staffers-out-of-work-due-to-government-coronavirus-mandates


The bottleneck, if indeed there is one at all, is ICU BEDS, with their...
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