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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: November 21, 2020, 03:19:20 PM »
Hospitals Know What’s Coming
https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/617156/

“We are on an absolutely catastrophic path,” said a COVID-19 doctor at America’s best-prepared hospital.


And this link to an article that gives a clear, if personally upsetting, picture of conditions on the ground has been posted by someone who has been described by another frequent commenter as a "useful idiot".

I would like to thank you for your postings. It has actually become my best source of "on the ground" news and recent research. I read everything you post on this thread and am better informed as a result.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: November 21, 2020, 01:31:51 PM »
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a friendly edit...we could be at 3000 deaths per day by late December...won't fall below 1000 per day until February at the earliest...
Why then, SH? Biden in power? Herd immunity? Passage of winter?

...the cruel teacher that is mass death and the destruction that lies in its wake...I have maintained for a long time that Mom has to die (or Dad) in large numbers in rural America before the Republican base wakes up from the hypnotic state or slumber that has been induced by the charlatans that lead their party...

...there is, of course, the disturbing possibility that the Republican base hates their parents...it certainly cannot be they want to get their hands on the inheritance which consists, in most cases, of a broken down pickup truck and that used washing machine...

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Permafrost / Re: Arctic Methane Release
« on: November 21, 2020, 01:16:47 PM »
One of the new discoveries was a field of sea bottom craters in the shallow part of the Laptev Sea, some of them 30 metres (98 ft) in diameter.

‘They look like holes in the permafrost and, as our studies showed, they were formed by massive methane discharge.



I believe these are the sea based equivalent of the craters forming on the Yamal Penninsula.

I can give no informed opinion on the issue of a methane bomb but there is no question that the permafrost is melting which is releasing more methane.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: November 18, 2020, 12:10:41 AM »

They did not beat the virus, they have state-controlled media and everything is covered up, and useful idiots in these threads like vox_mundi spread their propaganda.

You really can't help yourself can you? The point could have been made about China without attacking a frequent commenter on this site.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: November 16, 2020, 07:50:57 PM »
SARS-CoV-2 Exits Cells Via Lysosomes

A study finds that β-coronaviruses don’t use the normal secretory pathway, a possible explanation for some aspects of COVID-19 pathology.

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/sars-cov-2-exits-cells-via-lysosomes-68153

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Permafrost / Re: Northern Hemisphere Winter 2020-2021 Snowcover / Misc Obs
« on: November 14, 2020, 03:26:08 PM »
Just to mention that the reglaciation issue is not to be mentioned or discussed, or goaded.  It is wrong and does not need discussion (except in one designated thread which did not find much interest).

Its dangerous to say that is it "wrong". In the 60s, if you mentioned "global warming" youd have been told you were wrong.

I understand its banned because it is pretty wild, but that doesnt mean its wrong.

OK. It's just unsupported completely by any relevant science.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: November 05, 2020, 02:48:23 PM »
The September--October state of affairs (schools, workplaces open, maskwearing, some self-restriction, some ban on mass events) led to an R of 1,2-1,5 in the NH quite uniformly.

Can't speak for the northern hemisphere but this is certainly not the case in the U.S.

Widespread, uncontrolled, community transmission is occurring across the country. Some states have positivity test rates over 30% as the overall number of tests performed continues to decline. Hospitals and ICU's are filling rapidly and some states are preparing to implement triage procedures. Who gets care and who doesn't. Daily case numbers have risen from 40,000 to 100,000 over the last 2 months. Deaths are rising and should reach 1000 per day in a couple of weeks. Our best epidemiologists are warning of an impending disaster. Without concerted, nationwide effort, Dr. Fauci expects us to be averaging 2000 deaths per day by the end of January.

Contact tracing in the worst states is almost nonexistent. States are instituting futile and unenforceable travel bans to neighboring states, requiring by law that returning residents self quarantine for 14 days or face stiff fines. States are reintroducing business closures. A large percent of Americans (40%) have now firmly accepted the current administration's position that masks do not work and refuse to wear them. Isolated attacks on mask wearers and businesses that try to enforce mask wearing in their business continue to be reported in the news.

We are a stupid nation. led my an ignorant administration and will suffer a great deal as a result.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: November 05, 2020, 02:43:58 AM »
Denmark to cull up to 17 million mink amid coronavirus fears

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54818615

"As many as 17 million minks are to be culled in Denmark after a mutated version of the coronavirus that can spread to humans was detected on mink farms."

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: November 04, 2020, 03:06:06 AM »
<Off Topic. kassy>

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The rest / Re: Masks
« on: November 03, 2020, 02:24:15 AM »
I've decided to start smoking again.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: November 03, 2020, 12:31:32 AM »
Most of the evidence refutes this assertion. The largest summer outbreaks were in southern cities while most of the BLM protests were in northern cities. People heading inside to seek relief from the summer heat across the southern tier of the US is likely more responsible for the summer wave.

And it was a hot summer.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 31, 2020, 06:56:51 PM »
I would also like to add that when I was stuck in my apartment for 50 days and posted here saying I was leaving for walks etc, Shared Humanity said I was basically an idiot, putting people at risk of death, should stay indoors, was volunteering myself for the COVID trials.

Can you imagine me telling other people on this board that they should never leave the house again, and it being tolerated? Actually goading someone into depression and mental health issues, and not being held accountable for it AT ALL?

I will say it was extremely traumatizing living through this experience in NYC. And after it was clearly finished, I still had people like SH telling me I was an idiot, and should stay indoors forever, which is basically saying I should kill myself because what is the point of living if that is all you can do? That is JAIL.

Yet this is forgotten and he is allowed to post freely and I am not. Not only has he personally attacked me through this entire thread, all of his attacks have been WRONG, and he has never been held accountable for anything, and he is still allowed to post misinformation.

PS: NYC had 35K excess deaths, London had 32K deaths with a population of 8 million due to Blitzkrieg in 1940-41. This was a Biological Blitzkrieg and had a death toll almost exactly comparable on a per capita basis. And as a survivor of this Blitzkrieg I think the actions of SH on this Forum and his attitude towards myself and my return to normal life are morally reprehensible.

I do not understand your need to make it personal.

NYC screwed up big time early. It did not help they were ground zero in the U.S. I was complimenting the city for getting it right now. I don't doubt this has a great deal to do with how painful the lesson was. It did not help that the current administration decided to do nothing since it was blue cities that were getting hit.

The rest of the country could learn from you guys.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 31, 2020, 02:03:07 PM »
Here we are in the middle of an incredible ongoing open water anomaly event on the Siberian side and we can only muster 5-6 people out of 1783 members to contribute anything. A cargo cult has developed.

I come here every day to follow what is going on and will contribute if I have something I think is worth contributing. I suspect that there are others like me. I enjoy your informative posts.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 28, 2020, 04:39:32 PM »
Quote from: Shared Humanity
routinely connect with the homeless along the commercial district and direct them to emergency services. As a white man, I have lived a life of privilege, the kind of privilege that all white men benefit from in the U.S. I decided to use the last 15 years of my professional life giving back to the city that I love.

Dear Shared Humanity, you set a great example  :-*. I deeply respect your life decision. You must be a good human. And you likely get something in return as well, albeit not money but far more important 'things'.

Took a 70% pay cut when I left my manufacturing career. I did this because I could afford to as my last kid was getting out of college. The last 6 years have been very rewarding. Regarding the 'good human' part, I now work shoulder to shoulder with people who dedicated their entire lives to this kind of work. I am humbled by them and the people we serve.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 27, 2020, 10:43:44 PM »
Herd immunity is not evil, and implying that YOU should be spared from the virus as society carries on in your absence as it HAS TO FOR YOU TO SURVIVE is incredibly ELITEST and shows a disconnect from fellow humanity.

When I walked to Midtown in May, pedestrians were almost exclusively people of color who were ensuring the city carried on and continued functioning so people like those still cloistered inside could continue to do so.

Thought this might be in response to my comment where I called herd immunity evil so I will respond.

I am a white male, 64 years old, and go to work every day in one of the poorest communites in Chicago, comprised entirely of persons of color. (30% Hispanic, 70% black) I work for a not for profit that is working with community groups to bring development to a community that has suffered from decades of disinvestment. I've installed gardens, boarded up vacant buildings, connected small businesses to available resources, contributed to the revival of a rich tradition in art, routinely connect with the homeless along the commercial district and direct them to emergency services. As a white man, I have lived a life of privilege, the kind of privilege that all white men benefit from in the U.S. I decided to use the last 15 years of my professional life giving back to the city that I love.

And herd immunity which you are suggesting is the best approach will hurt the most those for whom you profess such concern, communities of color.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 27, 2020, 02:45:00 PM »
With research continuing to show evidence of heart, lung, kidney and brain damage in patients that have recovered and with multiple vaccines under development, I would just like to say that herd immunity is a profoundly stupid, even evil, strategy.

Never mind the damage to placenta, the ileum in the lower intestine and the onset of diabetes which cannot yet be explained...

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 27, 2020, 01:01:59 AM »
Doctors with covid asked to stay at work in Belgium

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A quarter of medical staff in Liege are reported to be off work with Covid-19. But another 10% of staff who have tested positive but are asymptomic have been asked to continue working.

The president of the Belgian Association of Medical Unions, Dr Philippe Devos, acknowledged the obvious risk of transferring the virus to patients, but says they’ve been left with no choice in order to avoid the hospital system collapsing within days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-54689273 post at 14:36

This is really stupid.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 26, 2020, 03:00:05 PM »
Big waves are again forecasted for the siberian side. Strong winds are usual at this time of the year, but the fetch should be zero or almost zero. Here, winds are blowing over open water. As a consequences, waves of 4 - 6 meters with a period of 8 - 10 seconds for Chukchi and Kara sea... A good washing again.

Hard for ice to form in seas with 4 meter waves. How deep does the mixing of water occur in such seas?

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 24, 2020, 03:19:21 PM »
^ ... and it's only October  ???

Why does the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) hate our president?

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 24, 2020, 02:10:19 PM »
29 (72.5%) of the 40 critical drugs for COVID-19 patients are experiencing shortages, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/10/report-details-covid-19-drug-shortages-and-solutions

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 24, 2020, 03:16:00 AM »
U.S. hits all-time high in daily new coronavirus cases

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/23/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

Friday’s tally — the first above 80,000 — comes as many states break their records for new infections. The average number of covid-19 hospitalizations has jumped in at least 38 states over the past week, a trend that cannot be explained by more widespread testing, according to data tracked by The Washington Post.

Fourteen states have also reported new highs in hospitalized covid-19 patients in the past seven days: Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Iowa, Utah, Montana, West Virginia, Missouri and Kansas. Health experts say the current wave is setting the stage for an even greater surge heading into colder months.

To put this into perspective, today South Korea hit 25,698 cases in total.

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Consequences / Re: Places becoming more livable
« on: October 23, 2020, 07:47:56 PM »
I believe that Co2 emissions will be cut drastically by 2050 (50-80% from today's levels) and eliminated by 2100.

I believe in unicorns and sparkle ponies.

In my opinion, there is actually no evidence of this being likely to occur.

SH, El Cid talked about emissions, and I believe he is correct in that statement.
 Your graph of CO2 ppm in the atm. shows the state variable, whereas emissions are the flow.

Yes. I understand. I simply have less confidence in the accuracy of global emissions data as I do not know how it is calculated. I have far more confidence in a single measure, using a fixed technique.

Do you have a go to site for the global emissions metric?

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 23, 2020, 03:36:33 PM »
With regards to opening up the economy, There are no closure orders in Illinois. All businesses are allowed to conduct business and restaurants and bars are open in Chicago although at 50% capacity. But here is the thing. You cannot force persons to go out to there favorite Italian restaurant and persons will not feel entirely safe until widespread community transmission has been stopped.

The U.S. has failed completely in accomplishing this and widespread community transmission is occurring across the country. Want to have a robust economy? You must first fix this fucking pandemic.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 23, 2020, 03:19:55 PM »
Shitty blue mass produced masks only work when literally every single person is wearing one.  In the US that's basically never, so it's no wonder cases are increasing again.

Exactly. If everyone followed mask wearing guidelines, those shitty blue masks would slow spread. Since slowing spread is essential to getting the economy back open, it is mind boggling to me that so many people refuse to wear them.

I no longer patronize any businesses that do not require their employees and customers to wear masks. Fortunately, in Chicago, this is extremely rare. Illinois numbers are rising quickly but Chicago is not the major contributor. Rural Illinois (yes...Trump country) is driving the increase. Chicago's R nought has risen over the last few weeks and now stands at 1.21. It was below 1 during the summer.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 23, 2020, 01:55:10 PM »
Have you seen the snow extent growth over Siberia and Western Canada? Anything to comment or you only rejoice on the bad feedbacks?

This is the freezing season thread so it is appropriate to focus on it.


Apart from this, the weather is about to become propitious for a quick rebound of sea ice next week.

I sure hope so.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 23, 2020, 04:50:36 AM »
Fotoshopped?

In that second frame, why would the cloud stop 5 cm in front of the face on the left?

That looks like a doctored image to me.

In hospitals, healthcare staff wear masks to protect patients. Masks work to slow the spread of airborne disease. It is that simple.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 22, 2020, 08:24:11 PM »
There are anti-mask movements elsewhere. But no where else that I know of are they cheered on by the head of state.

The King of Sweden is not cheering. But Government here is not pushing masks. Very few are wearing them here. Yet we have fewer cases than most other countries in Europe.

Masks are mostly theater. It is much more important to stay at home when one is sick, to avoid crowds, to keep distance.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 22, 2020, 08:21:34 PM »
The epidemic is exploding. It appears all the lockdowns have been for naught. Oh well. Lessons learned, LoL right?


The buffoon in charge of the U.S. and his administration still publicly question the efficacy of masks. The U.S. now has community transmission established across the entire country with no ability to implement widespread testing, contact tracing and quarantining. Nearly 230K dead and at least another couple of hundred thousand until we throw the asshole out of office and, hopefully, into prison.

You can't really blame the US president entirely on this matter.  The US citizens are equally to blame for their arrogant attitudes about mask wearing and entitlement issues.

Words matter. Words by the president matter more than the shit I am typing here. Hair Furor has attacked the scientists since day one and still questions whether persons should wear masks.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 22, 2020, 08:16:27 PM »
I know nothing, but I'd say that low pressure = clouds = less heat out into space. Aint it so?

Hey thank you for the response.  I was wondering about that - but I read something about tropical storms in the Pacific and convection transferring warmer (moist) air up to where it can radiate out from there ... I would figure the Arctic may be different as it's so much colder (Scoop! LOL) and maybe the clouds formed block IR from the sea surface ... geez Louise this weather thing can get complicated....

I'm really curious about this stuff so again, thank you.

H2O is a powerful greenhouse gas...there is a reason deserts cool off so rapidly at night.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 22, 2020, 04:22:28 PM »
The epidemic is exploding. It appears all the lockdowns have been for naught. Oh well. Lessons learned, LoL right?


Lockdowns are what countries do when they have failed to implement what is needed to check the spread.

Case in point...South Korea...

To prevent community transmission, you need widespread testing, contact tracing and quarantines. Also need the entire population to engage in safe practices that are recommended by epidemiologists. Mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing are proven to be effective in slowing transmission.

South Korea did this masterfully. Their first confirmed case was on the exact same day as in the U.S. They have had 25,000 confirmed cases and 453 deaths. They also never completely shut down their economy. Even restaurants and bars stayed open although at reduced capacity.

The buffoon in charge of the U.S. and his administration still publicly question the efficacy of masks. The U.S. now has community transmission established across the entire country with no ability to implement widespread testing, contact tracing and quarantining. Nearly 230K dead and at least another couple of hundred thousand until we throw the asshole out of office and, hopefully, into prison.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 22, 2020, 02:15:49 PM »
Ice obediently trying to follow the "First, you must cover the Arctic Basin, and only then the Siberian Seas" rule.              Oct 20, 2020.   https://oden.geo.su.se/map/

If the early summer melt over the Laptev corner of the Arctic Basin is any indication, there may be late refreezing over that area of the basin.

You look to be right.

gerontocrat posts data and charts daily on the Sea Ice Extent and Area thread. I make a habit of visiting that thread daily. I brought this one over as an example. Laptev is entering a very scary place. Still possible for it to freeze over rapidly. Last 9 days of October are going to be interesting. Let's hope we don't flatline for the remainder of the month.

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Consequences / Re: Places becoming more livable
« on: October 21, 2020, 11:17:36 PM »
Thawing permafrost will never be suitable for agriculture.

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Consequences / Re: Places becoming more livable
« on: October 21, 2020, 11:07:39 PM »
I believe that Co2 emissions will be cut drastically by 2050 (50-80% from today's levels) and eliminated by 2100.

I believe in unicorns and sparkle ponies.

In my opinion, there is actually no evidence of this being likely to occur.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 21, 2020, 03:46:35 PM »
Fragmented, one meter thick ice all the way to the North Pole!

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Consequences / Re: Places becoming more livable
« on: October 21, 2020, 02:58:14 PM »
While high northerly latitudes could indeed be relative winners, permafrost degradation could be one counter-feedback, and increased forest fires (due to shift in the ecological regions of existing tree species) could be another.

I would argue that there will be few, if any, large regions of the planet that benefit from what is happening. What we will have instead are areas that are smaller losers than other areas. This distinction matters as we cannot expect regions to benefit and thus increase their carrying capacity for humans.

Over the remainder of this century, unchecked AGW which is our current state and track will inevitably result in the deaths of hundreds of millions. The next century will be far worse.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 21, 2020, 02:33:34 PM »
Amazing how these lows traversing the Siberian and Pacific side of the basin are preventing any real deep freeze surface temperatures from setting up where we currently have open water. They are even delivering relatively warm temperatures over the ice edges. Contrast this with the very low surface temps north of Greenland.

Are we seeing rough seas in the open waters?

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 19, 2020, 06:30:46 PM »
'People are dying every night': Staff at overwhelmed Wisconsin hospital urge people to take coronavirus seriously


https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/10/19/aspirus-wausau-hospital-staff-urge-wisconsin-take-covid-seriously/3669849001/

Wisconsin test positivity rate is now 24.7%. They are not testing enough and there is little to no contact tracing.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 17, 2020, 02:08:52 PM »
Large area of old ice just north of Severnaya Zemlya is almost separated from the main pack. Only a thin channel of about 20cm thick ice connecting it.

Due to those persistent easterly winds across the Siberian side of the Arctic we have been experiencing for the past 6 weeks. Normally a healthy freeze would fill in the leads that are created but the SST temps are too high for this. This is unusual.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 15, 2020, 10:00:01 PM »
Oh yes, China is certainly telling us the truth.

11 cases  ;D

As the future president of the US, Joe Biden would say, C'mon man.

South Korea has reported 434 deaths from COVID. I suppose they are lying too.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 15, 2020, 09:54:03 PM »
Please pass what you're smoking to me, because China and Germany haven't even begun to get close to eliminating this virus, see the latest outbreak in this news article:

https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-fires-health-officials-new-coronavirus-outbreak


The article you linked to suggests China has, in fact, gotten in front of the virus.

"A brief notice on the Qingdao city government’s official microblog Thursday said Health Commission Director Sui Zhenhua and Deng Kai, president of Qingdao’s thoracic hospital to which the cases have been linked, were placed under further investigation. No other details were given.

Authorities ordered testing of all 9 million people in the city after a total of 12 cases, including those not displaying symptoms, were discovered over the weekend, accounting for China’s first local transmissions in about two months.

Similar mass testing campaigns have taken place after previous outbreaks. Testing began with “close contacts, close contacts of those close contacts and more casual contacts,” gradually expanding to all districts of the city, Qingdao's health department said.

Qingdao is a major commercial harbor and industrial center known for electronics and the country’s most famous brewery, as well as the home of the Chinese navy’s northern fleet.

China, where coronavirus was first detected late last year, has largely eradicated the virus domestically but remains on guard against imported cases and a second wave of domestic transmission."


China finds 11 new cases of COVID, does extensive contact tracing and then proceeds to test 9 million people to prevent spread!

Yesterday, in the U.S. we found 59,693 new cases, do little contact tracing and perform 1,044,000 tests nationwide. Instead of firing someone, Trump is bragging about what a great job he has done.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 14, 2020, 09:22:13 PM »
Heart damage is a very real risk for those who have recovered from COVID.

https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/view/is-covid-19-primarily-a-heart-and-vascular-diseases

I still feel strongly that we are erring in simply focusing on the IFR. I think the long term health impacts will be far more serious for individuals and nations which will be burdened by increased costs of health care.

________________________________________________________________

COVID can directly infect cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells).

https://www.biospace.com/article/releases/new-insights-into-how-covid-19-causes-heart-damage/

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 14, 2020, 06:46:22 PM »
a virus with a 99.98% infection survival rate.



Where are you getting this infection survival rate (ISR) number? Could you provide link?

I've not seen this term used before. I am familiar with Infection Fatality Rate (IFR).

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Permafrost / Re: Arctic Methane Release
« on: October 14, 2020, 06:31:53 PM »
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/09/truly-terrifying-scientists-studying-underwater-permafrost-thaw-find-area-arctic

Scientists studying the consequences of methane emissions from underwater permafrost in the Arctic Ocean announced this week that they found a 50-square-foot area of the East Siberian Sea "boiling with methane bubbles."

"This is the most powerful seep I have ever been able to observe," lead scientist Igor Semiletov said Monday, using a term for methane gas bubbling up from the seafloor to the surface. "No one has ever recorded anything similar."

Semiletov is regarded as having been on more Arctic expeditions looking for methane seeps than anyone.  The most powerful seep he has been able to observe in his decades of research is 50 square feet, or about 8 feet (less than 3 meters) in diameter. Please keep that in mind when reading about the Arctic thaw.

Humans release far more methane from leaking oil wells than the Arctic releases from permafrost thaw.

Not the way to look at it.

Corrective action to reduce methane emissions due to extraction are feasible. There is no corrective action to reduce methane seeps caused by the melting of permafrost.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 13, 2020, 02:13:46 AM »

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: October 07, 2020, 03:27:22 PM »
There is still a massive amount of oceanic heat
Agreed.
amsr2, awi dev v103 overlaid onto mercator 0m ocean temperature, sep4-oct5

What a fantastic gif. It shows how warm waters cause melt and prevent refreeze. Look at how the warm waters along the Alaskan coast continue to cause melt of the ice closest to Alaska. There is another example in Fram Strait. The Laptev is really going to struggle to freeze.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: October 01, 2020, 07:29:51 PM »
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There is currently no guidance on the use of micronutrient supplements as a treatment of COVID-19.
[emphasis added]
What we want to know is (i.e., wish scientists would study in a careful non-biased manner), how effective (if at all) are certain "micronutrient supplements" towards preventing or minimizing the severity of COVID-19.
,

Eat healthy, get daily exercise and adequate sleep, stay hydrated and take supplements...your general health will improve and you will be able to resist all types of illnesses.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: September 28, 2020, 10:27:29 PM »
kassy, it's a reflection of the evolution of a persons thought process over the past 6 months

Why question something as innocuous as that, one day, while allowing ad hominem screeds and harrassments to go unchallenged for the past 2 days? There's got to be a balance somewhere in between I think.

That was what struck me. There were other comments I made that dismissed what I considered to be over the top concerns. I didn't get it. Didn't understand what was heading our way.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: September 28, 2020, 04:14:58 PM »
BFTV - I know I have said this before but these three images and the one GIF are absolutely wonderful. Not sure what you could add that would provide anymore insight.

Don't know how long it takes you to put these together but thank you.

Combined with the temperature and wind animations provided by Freegrass makes this thread a delight to visit.

It would be really nice if these strong southerlies coming off of Siberia would go away.

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