Marinatrix447

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  1. Marinatrix447

    "2019-nCoV"

    Herd immunity is not a given, it is however an overly used soundbite: "Whether patients develop antibodies after SARS-CoV-2 infection that will protect them against future infections is still a mystery. Surveys of SARS patients around five or 10 years after their recovery suggest that the coronavirus antibodies don’t persist for very long, Gralinski says. “They found either very low levels or no antibodies that were able to recognize SARS proteins.” Seasonal flu viruses have to be changed each and every year... there will of course be Covid-20/21/22/23 etc... etc Meanwhile is this Wuhan's patient zero? and finally.... Ghebreyesus has to go. https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-call-for-the-resignation-of-tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus-who-director-general
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    "2019-nCoV"

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    "2019-nCoV"

    Once it dawns on the masses… that the figures on the true case fatalities has been a political fiction…and few months from now, when most who are unemployed figure their jobs and pre Jan2020 way of life isn’t coming back… Anger will need to be vented... Time to focus on ‘others’…. The tried and tested fall-back
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    The BLUES

    Time to hit-up the B3
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    what are you listening to right now .... part quatre

    Music for uncertain times...
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    "2019-nCoV"

    NYC has two weeks left… before shit gets way too real. Who gets to keep a ventilator… or who doesn’t, where does one even get to start, morally on that judgement call? And yet just a week or so ago USAs student spring break happened Enjoying ourselves… a priority impulse, god forbid one should curtail that. You’re so special – just like everyone else. Living for the moment, one only hopes a kindly strangers hand is there, when heavily sedated someone somewhere pays the majorly price for that unabridged freedom The politics of societal failure… I suspect that is still some months out.
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    The 2020 AVIATION thread

    Having just been in Switzerland... have to say much that comes outta Pilatus is frankly brilliant in performance parameters... the PC21 is now replacing the PC9... In Croatia seems someone a few years back pushed the envelope on "Bold flying v Old flying..." Not sure I would have opted for the rear seat on this sortie… well maybe with eyes closed…
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    The 2020 AVIATION thread

    I’ve always’ loved flying, and was lucky as a teen to do loads of cockpit seat stuff, my Uncle was a commercial airline pilot most of his flying career. We also as a family did the Farnborough air shows mucho times thorough the 60s and 70s. So to kick things off….. BIG congrats to Boeing for getting the 777X safely into the air. Those GE9X engines are absolute monsters!! So if you have some kool vids or stories to share re: things airborne.... please, add it in! Ta
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Hype v reality… Expecting public-sector healthcare workers to be robust enough (physically/mentally) in the larger metropolises to go month after month with overwhelming critical C-19 patient onslaughts... That’s the BIGGEST ask of all. If the UK & USA follows Spain and Italy’s case load trajectory, then simply put… triage choices on who gets ventilated or oxygen will become a Russian Roulette play. You’re either lucky punk or not. Only when the 1%’ers take increasing familial and loved one losses… will political fall-out be made real. Unlikely… as many will be able to set-up ICU ventilator and oxygen systems plus 24/7 nursing in their own mansion homes. As to swathes of the 99% getting flushed away… We look back to Orwell. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
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    The 2020 AVIATION thread

    Thought I’d ping in a quick aviatrix update… to lift ‘national’ spirits the Italian airforce’s Frecce Tricolori flew around the geology of the infamous boot, lifting moral via displays though not sure how that fared for social distancing on the ground? Trump did pick-up on it via a tweet... Perhaps in a week or three POTUS will green-light the Blue Angels to go do a red, white and blue sortie? Yippedi-doo
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Another day... another grim statistic via exponential function... and a vid which explains, why not acting quickly, decisively like back in February... is now costing lives. "They're all dead, Jim." -- Bones
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    "2019-nCoV"

    My Bro lives in Umbria, Italia.... he sent me this... I listened...
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    "2019-nCoV"

    A note from a farmer...
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    How has the coronavirus COVID-19 affected your sailing?

    How has the coronavirus COVID-19 affected your sailing? Professionally - f’ckd Should have been in Cyprus 04/04… ain’t gonna happen. My Italia contract too soon after… on hold and the refit now 6 weeks behind schedule – due to the govt hard-line lockdown. Socially - f’ckd too As ongoing social isolation of us spritely types is key for the elderly and vulnerable to prevent cross-infection (our social responsibility) if we don’t want ICUs making awful decisions about who/who does not get a critical care bed and life prolonging ventilator. Sailors IMO have an edge in these highly challenging circumstances – we are used to creating floating, resilient stand-alone environments that can be well placed to weather a storm. Time to share and expand those skills with your neighbours.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    My… my how this thread has exploded… some might say exponentially! I flew from the UK to Switzerland (biz trip)… 28/02 and returned on Friday 13th – unlucky for some. Seems not me, so far… damn eh Lada? My self-isolation relaxes somewhat end of next week. I’m a fan of the expression “Skin in the game…” So I have a couple of things to share with you today... Two thoughts.. if it was accidentally released, then its way worse than Chernobyl. If it wasn’t’ then the world has truly entered a very, very dark place...? Covid-19 a babyboomer-hoover? Think again
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    "2019-nCoV"

    I did indeed Ed.. so keenly observed. Why not negatively flag me to make it more official, as you have done previously? I think this issue is a serious one, so changed my mind on opting out. Though I also find elements of its current official handling tragicomic Perhaps put me on ignore…? Just a thought...
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Despite POTUS Thumps briefing on Covid-19 last night that it was BIGLY under control Stateside... errgh nope, sorry I think not. (SHUT THE F#CK UP DONNY) The proof will be how this rolls out over the next two critical weeks, in the currently less compromised nation states. BTW - Flights from Thailand to China have never been stopped... and Chinese wanting out of the mother country simply had to hop on a plane to Thailand, and then vector out of there. Simples. This is the best tech breakdown of where we are at with this beastly bug IMO. https://jameslyonsweiler.com/2020/02/26/things-you-dont-yet-know-but-need-to-know-about-the-novel-coronavirus-including-treatment-information-and-how-to-prepare-your-home/ Key points for me personally: 1. Infected people without symptoms can spread the virus - asymptomatic transmission is anywhere from one to two weeks – or longer. (This is why temp sensing guns in airports are frankly useless) 2. There is no vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 Even if there were, previously with SARS vaccines on animal testing, spike proteins exacerbated mortaility rate with re-exposures to viruses. So no thank you, I'll pass on that option. 3. If you do find yourself seriously compromised, Remdesivir and Chloroquine phospahte seem to be the most effective treatments George Soros dumped out of biotech Gilead Sciences a few years back, he may now regret this. 4. The best way to protect yourself and everyone else to stay away from people. Kinda tells you why in the West 1st world this aint gonna happen. 5. In end-stage COVID-19, oxygen support is essential. The nature of this bug is lungs, kidneys, heart and in men, your balls are key latch on cell zones. Antidote du jour? Quarantine management in the Tenerife Hotel, as I type. Perhaps I should have posted this in NQR?
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    "2019-nCoV"

    This be the summary vid page today from Chris Martenson’s channel… https://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisMartensondotcom/videos For me the update main take-away, if this virus does get a grip of you, lower lungs it accumulates in - where it will show on scans. Assuming you can afford private, quality healthcare and get swiftly tested? In Japan now with pandemic numbers… testing for most is a non-event. I would say Peak Prosperity was my 1st source of useful heads-up ‘bug’ warnings a few weeks back. Obviously, got the masks, disposable gloves and basics for safer travel etc. etc. pre the price gouging’s. I would imagine the 1%ers will be on their superyachts early this Med season, and/or hunkered down in the bunkers of NZ. Private charter flights soaring to avoid the masses general public 99%ers on infected airline flights. (Oh the horror… the horror) Antidote du jour?
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    In Production: Spirit 111

    I did a snippet on this boat back in the Cruising section in December... http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/144942-coolboats-to-admire/&page=125&tab=comments#comment-6831216 I also came into contact last spring with some lovely peeps based in the Hamble that fiercly compete a smaller Spirit in the Panerai Cowes classics... its a jewel of a boat. The only other builders that come to mind of this type of vessel are I think Hoek and the lovely folk at Dykstra.... https://www.hoekdesign.com/ http://www.dykstra-na.nl/ Beken of Cowes are the go-to peeps for quality wall art for your beach club lounge...
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    Harvey Weinstein

    Scumstein's spokesperson stated that the 'prison consultant' is helping the movie mogul prepare for the logistics of a life based at Rikers... Really? This looks like a fairly comfortable place to be holed up… nice neighbourhood zone Manhattan. Harvey’s less likely to have ‘panic attacks' of course in a plush private room hospital, naturally. The minute they transfer him… guaranteed the palpitations temper tantrum kicks in. What a wanker. What’s the saying? “Don’t do the crime… if you can’t do the time…” E X A C T L Y
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Vaccine's are a double-edged swords.... There is a possibility that the Chinese national vacination programme started Dec 1 2019... could have been a triggering factor for this Wuhan outbreak. Read it here: https://jameslyonsweiler.com/2020/02/16/more-on-the-ace2-related-asian-covid-19-susceptibility-hypothesis/ In all likelyhood a safe vaccine would be a year or so away... and its still with risk. ? And just a small point, peeps don't die of flu.... they pass away due to the pneumonia it leads to. Like my father in his late 60s (Fuck with lungs at your peril) Sea sickness, vomit... just a tinly amount into your lung tissue..... G A M E O V E R
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    "2019-nCoV"

    The official numbers on Covid-19 are virtually meaningless. What you will see soon… (especially in dense urban settings) is the REAL panic in your local neighbourhood kicking-in when it dawns on the masses that ‘normal’ life is on hold… due to mandatory quarantining. How likely is that to work in the more freedom focused libertine 1st world west? Exactly… Bottom line… 40-70% of the global population catching this virulent bug is highly likely… the contagion/pandemic math makes it so. To quote Churchill: “We must just KBO…” And to those who think this is a winter virus that evaporates in the summer. Nope... ain’t gonna happen. Antidote du jour? https://mobile.twitter.com/BNODesk/status/1232276183305400320 Iran’s deputy health minister actively spreading/shedding the virus, during national announcement. Almost as sad ironically as British coach drivers delivering es Wuhan/plague ship quarantine victims sans any hazmat protection to their holding pens. My advice? Be prep’d best you can be for family…friends and loved ones… Keep smiling! Three weeks ago this thread was getting few hits... now? B I N G O
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    what are you listening to right now .... part quatre

    Music for cold winter nights and log fires in Devon (come 2021 this habit is going to be outlawed)!?! So a thread drift, as in twas on last night...
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    Harvey Weinstein

    Re: Harvey Pigstein. Like many bullies, once he was enroute to Riker… it finally dawned on his over-inflated omnipotent ego, that he was no longer in control. (Shit had turned in an instant to way too real for him) His inner hog/lizard being had been transmitting mantra like in his thick skulled cranium…during the hearings: “I’m innocent… innocent I tell yah… tis all a dreadful mistake… those dumb bitches were begging for it… yahdah… yadda… yahdah …” On the pronouncement of his official guilt, when he was handcuffed and no longer with the comfort of his paid for lackey lawyer team on side, no longer escorting him out the front door of the court… back to the comfort of his own home.... In the wagon to the gaol house his profuse sweats kicked in…he starts hyperventilating and whining of chest pain. This translates to “I’m still very special…. It’s all a terrible mistake…” I need a benevolent sentencing program come March 11th Sad to say, he will of course end up in some comfy white-collar holding pen...to do his 5 years or so in.... What's new?