How to know and avoid Corona Virus risks

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Wingnuts are trying to take out Soros.
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Coronavirus thrives at 4C (39F), scientists find, raising fears of winter resurgence

It likes your frig.

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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:57 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Wingnuts are trying to take out Soros.
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Coronavirus thrives at 4C (39F), scientists find, raising fears of winter resurgence

It likes your frig.
Well that's warm and fuzzy news as we hit new daily highs for new cases, the death count is heading up in the middle of summer and the pino administration is trying to reopen schools.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:06 am
Well that's warm and fuzzy news as we hit new daily highs for new cases, the death count is heading up in the middle of summer and the pino administration is trying to reopen schools.
2 weeks later and we're even more screwed.

Gloves may do more harm than good when it comes to protecting you from COVID-19

I quit using them on the first day I went out. At work we put them on at specific and usually short times when there was risk of contact with body fluids. They just aren't practical or effective for continual use.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:06 am
Well that's warm and fuzzy news as we hit new daily highs for new cases, the death count is heading up in the middle of summer and the pino administration is trying to reopen schools.
2 weeks later and we're even more screwed.

Gloves may do more harm than good when it comes to protecting you from COVID-19

I quit using them on the first day I went out. At work we put them on at specific and usually short times when there was risk of contact with body fluids. They just aren't practical or effective for continual use.
Same.
Hand washing is the ticket there.

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Totally cool tool here. Gives you the chances of encountering somebody with covid in every county of the US, assuming attendance at an event of 10, 25, or 100 people.

https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/
COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool

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Is methanol hazardous?
Yes, methanol is a hazardous chemical that is highly flammable and toxic. Methanol must be properly stored, transported and used by people that have been properly trained in its handling. Methanol is extremely toxic to humans if ingested or if vapors are inhaled. Direct exposure to methanol should be avoided, as methanol can be harmful if swallowed, absorbed through the skin, or inhaled. Ingestion of as little as one to four ounces can cause irreversible injury to the nervous system, blindness or even death.

Methanol can cause poisoning, systemic acidosis, optic nerve damage and central nervous system (CNS) effects. Methanol can also degrease the skin, which may cause dermatitis. Symptoms of acute methanol exposure may include headache, weakness, drowsiness, nausea, difficult breathing, drunkenness, eye irritation, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, and possibly death. Patients may improve and then get worse again up to 30 hours later.
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People are dying after drinking hand sanitizer, CDC says

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Six seizures, four deaths

In late June, CDC received notification from public health officials and partners in Arizona and New Mexico about methanol poisoning linked with the ingestion of hand sanitizers.

CDC researchers and their partners in Arizona and New Mexico reviewed 62 call records to poison centers from May through June to characterize cases that could be methanol poisoning from alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The researchers also obtained medical records for additional details. But the report does not provide information as to why people were ingesting hand sanitizer.

The researchers found 15 people, ages 21 to 65, were admitted to a hospital after ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Six developed seizures while in the hospital and three were discharged with new visual impairments, the researchers found.

One patient, a 44-year-old man, said that he drank hand sanitizer in the few days before seeking medical care, according to the CDC paper. The man was hospitalized for six days for acute methanol poisoning and when he was discharged, he went home with almost complete vision loss.

Four of the adults in the CDC report died....
Darwin Award candidates. That's just 2 states.
... This isn't the first time that public health agencies have reminded people not to ingest certain disinfectants or use such products improperly.

In April -- just a day after President Trump suggested during a White House briefing that injecting disinfectant might be a possible coronavirus treatment -- the CDC posted on Twitter: "Household cleaners and disinfectants can cause health problems when not used properly. Follow the instructions on the product label to ensure safe and effective use."
:) Good job including that.

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Every day, our volunteers compile the latest numbers on tests, cases, hospitalizations, and patient outcomes from every US state and territory.

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I've noticed that The COVID Tracking Project (linked above) death tally is several thousand below other sources. I don't know why and I don't know about other data points, but I'm sticking with the CDC or:
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