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Pierre wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:18 am
on another Note:
it now seems that Western Australia has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 overnight,
& the first day with no new confirmed cases of the virus in more than five weeks.
According to the latest information put out by the Health Dept today, there have been no new cases again :P Looks like we are heading in the right direction.
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Yeah - did hear about that,
& there is now some talk about re-opening the local intra-state 'borders' again.
but, not the State Border, though, not any time soon, anyway.

as an whole, it does seem that Australia, has done rather well,
& when compared to just how, some Northern Hemisphere countries, have faired.
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About Corona virus mutations:
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science ... nese-study
Coronavirus’s ability to mutate has been vastly underestimated, and mutations affect deadliness of strains, Chinese study finds
The most aggressive strains of Sars-CoV-2 could generate 270 times as much viral load as the least potent type
New York may have a deadlier strain imported from Europe, compared to less deadly viruses elsewhere in the United States
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Here in Oklahoma, I read a post from a person on our local community group.
she said that she had been tracking all of the Confirmed & Fatalities "in Oklahoma" since Day 1 in a spreadsheet.

and, that she had noted in the last 3 days, that the graph was flattening out.
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Pepi wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:29 am
Just had an old friend die yesterday from COVID-19 :cry: He was in Ft Wayne hospital for 15 days and they finally took him off the ventilator. He didn't last an hour after than :( This CRAP is real
His brother just died yesterday in the same hospital. This virus just wiped out all the men of a family :cry:
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Pepi wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:50 am
Pepi wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:29 am
Just had an old friend die yesterday from COVID-19 :cry: He was in Ft Wayne hospital for 15 days and they finally took him off the ventilator. He didn't last an hour after than :( This CRAP is real
His brother just died yesterday in the same hospital. This virus just wiped out all the men of a family :cry:
I'm sorry for your loss Pepi... Makes me wonder if some people are genetically more susceptible / likely to develop the serious respiratory complication (ARDS) of this virus.
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Reorx wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:05 am
Pepi wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:50 am
Pepi wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:29 am
Just had an old friend die yesterday from COVID-19 :cry: He was in Ft Wayne hospital for 15 days and they finally took him off the ventilator. He didn't last an hour after than :( This CRAP is real
His brother just died yesterday in the same hospital. This virus just wiped out all the men of a family :cry:
I'm sorry for your loss Pepi... Makes me wonder if some people are genetically more susceptible / likely to develop the serious respiratory complication (ARDS) of this virus.
Both of them smoked like a chimney and were over weight. One had Type 1 diabetes. Not a lot going for you being like this :cry:
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Pepi wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:53 am
Reorx wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:05 am
Pepi wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:50 am


His brother just died yesterday in the same hospital. This virus just wiped out all the men of a family :cry:
I'm sorry for your loss Pepi... Makes me wonder if some people are genetically more susceptible / likely to develop the serious respiratory complication (ARDS) of this virus.
Both of them smoked like a chimney and were over weight. One had Type 1 diabetes. Not a lot going for you being like this :cry:
OK, so those details may have had something to do with it! As an aside, the average life expectancy, taking insulin, is 40 years of insulin use. I had a friend/coworker who took insulin since adolescence... she died at 51 y/o - almost exactly the prediction.

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I have been involved in a discussion on another forum and it appears, too, that ethnicity may have some bearing on the cases, too Inquiry announced into disproportionate impact of coronavirus on BAME communities.
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lsemmens wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:35 pm
I have been involved in a discussion on another forum and it appears, too, that ethnicity may have some bearing on the cases, too Inquiry announced into disproportionate impact of coronavirus on BAME communities.
I know of at least 2 cases not in the news that may go to help explain this.
They both involved religious gatherings in 'community' halls. Lots of older BAME people packed in to the hall with lines of cars outside dropping off more people.
There is also the anti-science/pro 'God will save us' which the above gathering fits into - and yes, 99% will be saved, or 80% will be saved if they are in that age bracket so how do you turn that sort of situation around?

The following applies to all ppl, not just BAME but there are some out and out nutters around - just look in the news for face-licking or mask-pullers, and the vast majority of events aren't in the news anyway.
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gittiest personITW wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:48 am
They both involved religious gatherings in 'community' halls. Lots of older BAME people packed in to the hall with lines of cars outside dropping off more people.
Corona is basically airborne virus, so the best way is to keep big safety distance.
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Now is a great time to stop smoking, lose weight, start eating healthy food with lots of green vegetables, and start doing physical exercises. Regardless of ethnicity. :mrgreen:
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I see so many people out running, cycling, riding skeelers these days... sports schools are closed but a lot of folks here are still getting exercise. Yesterday I dug up my old scooter (as shown in the attachment), finally replaced the front tire (I bought a replacement two years ago...), and then took it out for a spin. That was fun, and I did not need to get close to anyone.

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Moem wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:06 am
I see so many people out running, cycling, riding skeelers these days... sports schools are closed but a lot of folks here are still getting exercise. Yesterday I dug up my old scooter (as shown in the attachment), finally replaced the front tire (I bought a replacement two years ago...), and then took it out for a spin. That was fun, and I did not need to get close to anyone.


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Interesting, I've not seen that kind of scooter before. Who is the manufacturer? :)
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I've not seen that kind of scooter before either....

Probably gets good MPG on fuel :mrgreen:
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It doesn't say. It was sold by a Dutch hardware store, twenty years ago or so.

It's foot powered, so it runs on muesli, vegetables, eggs and so on. Food powered :D
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The funny thing about that scooter is that you are probably going to be disliked by pedestrians when you are on side walks AND disliked by bicyclists when you are on bike paths. Too fast for one, too slow for the other. :mrgreen:

@Moem I'm intrigued by it's design. It's a good candidate for an electric motor. :D
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Moem wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:06 am
I see so many people out running, cycling, riding skeelers these days... sports schools are closed but a lot of folks here are still getting exercise. Yesterday I dug up my old scooter (as shown in the attachment), finally replaced the front tire (I bought a replacement two years ago...), and then took it out for a spin. That was fun, and I did not need to get close to anyone.


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Australia's latest coronavirus figures

(as at 4:00pm, April 23)


NSW: 2,976 total cases - 2,006 recoveries - 31 deaths
VIC: 1,337 total cases - 1,251 recoveries - 16 deaths
QLD: 1,026 total cases - 738 recoveries - 6 deaths
WA: 546 total cases - 458 recoveries - 7 deaths
SA: 438 total cases - 394 recoveries - 4 deaths
TAS: 207 total cases - 89 recoveries - 8 deaths
ACT: 104 total cases - 93 recoveries - 3 deaths
NT: 27 total cases - 16 recoveries - 0 deaths


Australia's total: 6,661 total cases - 5,045 recoveries - 75 deaths
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Moem wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:06 am
Yesterday I dug up my old scooter (as shown in the attachment), finally replaced the front tire (I bought a replacement two years ago...), and then took it out for a spin.
Roadpower wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:21 am
Interesting, I've not seen that kind of scooter before. Who is the manufacturer? :)
AZgl1500 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:46 am
I've not seen that kind of scooter before either....

It took a bit of digging, but lookie what I found...

OP Scooters: Kickbike Sport G4

At least we know the kind of scooter it is.


This whole discussion has reminded me of the fact that I've got a bike which I haven't ridden in too long. Unfortunately, we're steadily marching into summer, with temperatures already as high as 35,5° (96°F) and we're still in April, so there's no way I'm going to ride it now.
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