Anita Martini wrote:Thanks for this thread.
I applied for a meeting (environmental group) to be cancelled this evening and the person in chief did so promptly.
I still cannot grasp why Germany/Bavaria is so slow in shutting down schools finally.
We have the first confirmed death in Bavaria and expect to have schools closed by Monday. Why not tomorrow at once?
Other countries are closing schools, restricting movement and banning mass gatherings.
But health officials in the UK are taking a much more gradual, step-by-step approach. Why?
The obvious answer is that we have a relatively low number of confirmed cases so there is no need to take steps that will have profound social and economy consequences.
But we are also in this for the long haul. Countries taking drastic steps may well slow transmission. But how long can those steps be sustained?
At some point they have to be lifted and then the number of cases will rise.
If you can have some kind of controlled transmission, where the number of cases are kept low enough to allow the NHS to cope, is that a better way of managing it?
That’s certainly what the experts and ministers in the UK have decided. They believe it gives them the best chance of saving lives in the inevitable spread of the virus across the country.
. IF they only have air dryers, how do you turn tap off without recontaminating your hands? Perhaps that is why there was ALSO sanitizer...always dry with paper towel, then use towel to turn tap off and open door before disposing towel.
Jason Hernandez wrote:I am most struck by how many misconceptions people have. Hoarding hand sanitizer? Hand sanitizer is a stopgap for when you can't get to soap and water; soap and water is much more effective. And yet, for a while, I was seeing hand sanitizer in public restrooms, on the sink next to the soap and water.
Michael Cox wrote:
This paper outlines a third approach: Use suppression strategies to bring the number of ICU admissions per week drastically down. Then temporarily relax those restrictions to allow the virus to spread again. In this way the virus can be allowed to spread in stages through the population without either overloading the health services, or risking a major uncontrolled outbreak. This seems like the approach that leads to the best long term outcomes - herd immunity for the masses, and fewest deaths. But it looks like a tricky path to follow.
Lorinne Anderson wrote:
...Do not take reusable bags to the grocery store. ...do not get "bulk food", only packaged food that allows for external sanitation, ...