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  • Zincubus
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    Hyo-Jick Choi, a biomedical engineer and professor at the University of Alberta in Canada, says he has a potential solution: A mask that can kill harmful pathogens, rather than just block them. The secret ingredient is table salt.

    Viruses and other pathogens travel either through the air; in droplets such as saliva or phlegm from coughing, sneezing, speaking, or breathing; or on surfaces.

    "The coronavirus-carrying droplets, expelled from coughing, sneezing, speaking or breathing, can stay on the surface of the masks," Choi told Business Insider. "The biggest technical challenge of the current surgical mask and n95 respirator is that they cannot kill the virus sitting on their surface, which increases the chance of the contact transmission."

    But when a virus-carrying droplet encounters a mask coated in Choi's salt solution, he says, it begins to absorb the salt. Then once the liquid evaporates, all that remains is the virus and the crystallized salt ó which slices through the virus, neutralizing it.


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  • amethyst
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    Originally posted by albert607
    Corona virus is spreading rapidly all around the world, I have canceled my UK trip that was scheduled for the next month.
    Come out of lockdown to soon and we will have the second wave which we dont want

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  • amethyst
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    The couple behind us has a little girl not more than 4yrs the grand parents have turned up every Sunday since lockdown because their out in their garden,Sunday just gone they were there again,then later on they had another guy with his 2 girls and they were not keeping their distance

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  • Zincubus
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    My son lives in Florida

    The message there is all about social distancing ... donít go socialising in parks / countryside etc ... yet yesterday there were around 40,000 ( forty THOUSAND) logged at a nearby beach !!


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  • beccabear67
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    Seems to be mostly bad news from the U.S. and England these days unfortunately. Canada and Australia seem to be doing okay overall from what I can tell with a couple of particularly bad areas in each. If anyone had been well prepared they would at least have had 100% testing early on for all nursing homes and their employees.

    Had trouble getting flour here and had to get a much bigger bag than normal.

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  • amethyst
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    We wont get back to normality for a very long time,the way I look at it take one day at a time,forget about plans six month down the line,I only go out shopping once a week never go out for a walk,get plenty of exercise walking up and down the stairs thankfully got a nice garden to relax and enjoy the plants in colour the birds that come and feed it's lifts your spirits

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by Wirral Writer View Post
    My overriding thought on Coronavirus is that it ends sooner rather than later, and everything reverts to normal.
    Mmmm maybe your optimism can balance my pessimism ...


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  • Zincubus
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    Interesting development ..

    The head of WHO has apparently just stated that the worst is yet ahead of us and latest tests show that only 2 to 3% of populations have been infected by Covid 19 ana thatís even in heavily affected countries !!


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  • Wirral Writer
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    My overriding thought on Coronavirus is that it ends sooner rather than later, and everything reverts to normal.

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by tex View Post
    My scumbag neighbour and her (ahem) boyfriend were on the doorstep clapping for the NHS on thursday, this pair of shitheads are in and out of the house every half hour(literally)...i think they may be flogging weed to the local potheads as they are usually back five minutes later, the bloody hippocracy of it really grinds my gears
    We live in a lovely quiet cul de sac where every family are abiding by the new rules yet thereís three old blokes over 75 who are rarely at home !!
    They each go out at least twice a day in their cars !!!!

    Our car hasnít moved in four weeks !!

    These guys are the ones at most risk and one has a rather frail wife


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  • amethyst
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    Bet it makes your blood boil

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  • tex
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    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    It seems like most of the people screaming for the lockdown to be lifted are just desperate to get back into their local pubs !!

    Sad times when we have the louder voices over-shadowing the ones who are staying at home to stop the spread of the virus ..

    It’s only a week ago the local ( Gtr Manchester) police had to stop over 600 house parties in a FOUR DAY period


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    My scumbag neighbour and her (ahem) boyfriend were on the doorstep clapping for the NHS on thursday, this pair of shitheads are in and out of the house every half hour(literally)...i think they may be flogging weed to the local potheads as they are usually back five minutes later, the bloody hippocracy of it really grinds my gears

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by tex View Post
    ....And pubs could stay shut for a year.
    It seems like most of the people screaming for the lockdown to be lifted are just desperate to get back into their local pubs !!

    Sad times when we have the louder voices over-shadowing the ones who are staying at home to stop the spread of the virus ..

    Itís only a week ago the local ( Gtr Manchester) police had to stop over 600 house parties in a FOUR DAY period


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  • tex
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    Over 70s might have to stay in until autumn 2021
    ....And pubs could stay shut for a year.

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  • amethyst
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    Over 70s might have to stay in until autumn 2021

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