OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by spro » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:17 pm

This is good advise with a twist. We aren't supposed to get tested if we don't have evidence of the virus but they have to test the blood.
Something else about eyebolts. We can wear masks and very good ones. Nobody mentions the "eyes". Our eyes don't sense pain but they are open organs. I've been battling "dry eyes" and stuff for over a month. It manifests in the cuticles, eyelids and becomes itchy. Fingers and knuckles not perfectly disinfected add to the problem. Not trying to raise the bar. I think we may need eye protection.

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by BadDog » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:03 pm

I'm not retired, but my work office is in my shop, and of course my side projects are all there. My wife says I only come into the house to eat, take a shower or got to bed. And I have a shower in the shop. So, for me, SNAFU is the norm
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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by liveaboard » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:21 pm

Googles or a full face shield, and particle masks.
We have the gear.

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by spro » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:30 pm

Being in a drug store along the aisle of empty shelves; No Lysol or anything resembling it, I detected a person walking directly to the pharmacy. I had a good n95 mask in my chest pocket. Within split second I noticed she was carrying a toddler on her shoulder. I stood and backed away for her to proceed and the toddler .. coughed right right in my face. He wasn't supposed to cough on momma's neck but that doesn't mean he was supposed to blast the next human being either. Stuff happens.

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by spro » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:42 pm

Full face shields? Maybe you are on to it. We don't want to look that way, pride or looking grotesque. Interesting times where it may save another.
The another may be us.

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by jcfx » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:26 am

Your eyes are connected to the respiratory system via tear ducts, that's why you get a runny nose when you tear up.
So face shields are a way to prevent infection.

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by spro » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:16 pm

That explains the symptoms I've had for a while. I probably got it a month ago. Runny nose and constant wiping, irritating the skin. Dry eyes and dry mouth. I had planned to find some Lysol products today but after the first drive, I was spent. I just couldn't breath through the N-95 mask very well.
Mine don't have exhale/ exhaust valve. They would fog the lenses when doing stuff. AFAIK , N-95 can be two types and only one should be called a ventilator.
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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by Harold_V » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:34 pm

spro wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Our eyes don't sense pain
I'll try to keep that in mind the next time I have something in an eye. No pain. It's all in my head!
Personal experiences lead me to think that eyes do sense pain. Mine don't seem to like it!

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by spro » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:02 pm

I felt the same pains. but don't they manifest from a combination of sensors. The eyelids, tear ducts and muscles involved with rapid blinking. Trying to get the shard out. Part of the eye is Corona .

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by spro » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:06 pm

Thanks H and jcfx thanks too. Canines. It's a moving target. They have so much saliva and licking all the time. They lick more upon the humans because they are in distress. This is bad news. I mean, If you didn't see it, there are cases of dogs transmitting the Corona.

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by SteveM » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:53 pm

I'm taking a class on coronovirus, including things like epidemiology, modeling, forecasting, vaccine development, etc...

One of the studies presented took data from travelers who left China and calculated backwards from that.

What they found was that the Chinese are under-reporting stuff by a factor of about 20.

Not that that would surprise anyone, but it was interesting to see it quantified.

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Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:18 am

Harold_V wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:34 pm
spro wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Our eyes don't sense pain
I'll try to keep that in mind the next time I have something in an eye. No pain. It's all in my head!
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