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^ Thank you for the explanation about Ethereum, although I'm not sure I understand it all.   Hope you avoid the contract bug.

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WHO estimates coronavirus death rate at 3.4 percent – higher than earlier estimates

https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1234872254883909642
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^ I'm surprised at a supposedly sensible and responsible organisation like WHO adding to the general levels of panic and hysteria surrounding this virus.  If they must report facts like this then I'd have thought that they would be better directed at GPs and the various health boards than the public at large.

Unfortunately this what too much exposure to Corona virus alarmists has produced, in the US anyway -

https://www.reddit.com/r/COVID19_support/
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For those who have their genome data (e.g. 23andme), do a search for i3003626. If you have the variant with one or two deletions, there's speculation* you're better equipped for this. But only 20% of the population will have this.

* based on the preliminary studies suggesting this virus attaches to your cells in a similar way to HIV.
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I cannot find the article, but it looks like people who are exploiting the situation by selling hand sanitisers at exorbitant prices on eBay etc may well be prosecuted for profiteering.   I hope it is the case.   
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I cannot find the article, but it looks like people who are exploiting the situation by selling hand sanitisers at exorbitant prices on eBay etc may well be prosecuted for profiteering.   I hope it is the case.   

I can't find the article either.  The supermarket I went to today had not many hand sanitisers and no paracetamol.  & nearly everyone there was buying loo paper.
In Australia they're stripping the shelves in the supermarkets of loo paper  shocking
(Amazon are also selling hand sanitisers at exorbitant prices not just eBay)!
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(Amazon are also selling hand sanitisers at exorbitant prices not just eBay)!

Whoever or wherever it’s pretty bad. 

Here it is:

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/05/shops-face-prosecution-try-exploit-coronavirus-12354310/?ito=article.tablet.share.top.email




[ Last edit by waverlybear March 05, 2020, 04:32 pm ] IP Logged
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Based on what I've seen, people haven't caught on yet that Milton baby wipes are essentially alcohol wipes. So if you can't get anything, might be worth getting those.
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Based on what I've seen, people haven't caught on yet that Milton baby wipes are essentially alcohol wipes. So if you can't get anything, might be worth getting those.

Thanks I hadn't thought of Milton baby wipes.  You can still get soap, but not much,  but you can't get hand sanitisers.    But I think you can get them at either other supermarkets or at chemists.  I read that Boots & Lloyds chemists are restricting their sales of sanitisers to two to each customer, but I don't know if this is the case
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For those who have their genome data (e.g. 23andme), do a search for i3003626. If you have the variant with one or two deletions, there's speculation* you're better equipped for this. But only 20% of the population will have this.

* based on the preliminary studies suggesting this virus attaches to your cells in a similar way to HIV.
I've no idea what my genome is, but googled i3003626 and came up with this https://www.snpedia.com/index.php/I3003626 which I didn't really understand anyway!  Sorry Mark. Smile

Utterly despicable, but not surprising,  I hope they do prosecute these retailers and others who seek to benefit from the current panic over this virus.  I had a look at Tesco online while I was doing my usual weekly shop, and all the hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial soaps are sold out.

Thanks I hadn't thought of Milton baby wipes.  You can still get soap, but not much,  but you can't get hand sanitisers.    But I think you can get them at either other supermarkets or at chemists.  I read that Boots & Lloyds chemists are restricting their sales of sanitisers to two to each customer, but I don't know if this is the case
I hadn't thought of baby wipes either but as I very rarely go out these days (nothing to do with the virus btw) will stick to soap and water for the time being - and I do have a big packet of soap in the flat anyway.  I've also added high strength garlic tablets to my usual vitamin C ones.  They have a special coating which makes the 'garlic breath' side-effect very unlikely.

PS - It goes without saying that the online health store I get all my products from is also being kept very busy with orders and requests for information.  Seems a quite a lot of folk trust the natural health people more than they do their doctors, and I can't say I blame them! 

Anyway now that the first death from the virus has been recorded in the UK - an elederly woman in Berkshire with underlying health conditions - no doubt the levels of panic will be ramped up by the British media, as if they aren't already high enough.  Meanwhile the latest is that people are being asked to foot-tap each other rather than shake hands. Rolling Eyes

 
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I've no idea what my genome is, but googled i3003626 and came up with this https://www.snpedia.com/index.php/I3003626 which I didn't really understand anyway!  Sorry Mark. Smile
Utterly despicable, but not surprising,  I hope they do prosecute these retailers and others who seek to benefit from the current panic over this virus.  I had a look at Tesco online while I was doing my usual weekly shop, and all the hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial soaps are sold out.
I hadn't thought of baby wipes either but as I very rarely go out these days (nothing to do with the virus btw) will stick to soap and water for the time being - and I do have a big packet of soap in the flat anyway.  I've also added high strength garlic tablets to my usual vitamin C ones.  They have a special coating which makes the 'garlic breath' side-effect very unlikely.

PS - It goes without saying that the online health store I get all my products from is also being kept very busy with orders and requests for information.  Seems a quite a lot of folk trust the natural health people more than they do their doctors, and I can't say I blame them! 

Anyway now that the first death from the virus has been recorded in the UK - an elederly woman in Berkshire with underlying health conditions - no doubt the levels of panic will be ramped up by the British media, as if they aren't already high enough.  Meanwhile the latest is that people are being asked to foot-tap each other rather than shake hands. Rolling Eyes

 

I don't know what genomes are, they sound very complicated!  In South Africa they apparently have lots of HIV affected people and their immune systems are probably compromised, and so if the coronavirus takes a hold in SA there's an increased risk to people who have an HIV infection.
I think you're right to take Vitamin C tablets and garlic too, they should help your immune system.
I'm thinking of taking Vitamin C too, by the time I decide to get them they probably won't exist anywhere - but anyway
I saw somewhere, on SKY news I think, or somewhere …. that people were foot-tapping each other!
There's so much coverage of the virus all over the place  Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes hammer
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I've bought in a SHED load of pasta in anticipation. Tins and oats too (don't know why the latter really - maybe porridge will be comforting when in the house for weeks Smile). But if we do all go into isolation I'll never be able to look at a spag bol again afterwards Smile
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South Korea's massive testing regime appears to be providing the first real evidence that the mortality rate could diminish significantly.

It would still be several times worse than the flu but it's great to have some positive news for once.

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-environment/article/3065187/coronavirus-south-koreas-aggressive-testing-gives
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I've bought in a SHED load of pasta in anticipation. Tins and oats too (don't know why the latter really - maybe porridge will be comforting when in the house for weeks Smile). But if we do all go into isolation I'll never be able to look at a spag bol again afterwards Smile

I've got lots of extra frozen food in the freezer to guard against staying indoors for a long time.
I'll try not to eat this extra food until I actually have to Smile
Spag bol will be nice Althusser, but you might get sick of it after the first week lol
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South Korea's massive testing regime appears to be providing the first real evidence that the mortality rate could diminish significantly.

It would still be several times worse than the flu but it's great to have some positive news for once.

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-environment/article/3065187/coronavirus-south-koreas-aggressive-testing-gives

Yes good news from South Korea  Smile Smile
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