FASTER, PLEASE: Paramedics will soon perform at-home coronavirus tests in Massachusetts
In 1957, when flu swept through Hong Kong, Mr [Maurice] Hilleman identified the virus as a new form to which people had no natural immunity and passed on his findings to vaccine-makers. When the virus reached the United States a few months later 40m doses of vaccine were ready to limit its damage.
Here is more from The Economist, circa 2005, via Brian LaRocca. How many of you have heard of Maurice Hilleman? He has other accomplishments, and according to Wikipedia “He is credited with saving more lives than any other medical scientist of the 20th century.” I say he is underrated
Spacial Distancing in action:
THE BUREAUCRATS ARE IN THE WAY: Flattening the Coronavirus Curve Is Not Enough: Addressing the growing pandemic requires a new mindset and it requires it quickly. “When everything is laid out this way, the policy solution is obvious. If we can’t flatten the curve enough, we must dramatically increase health care capacity.”
First, many health experts, including the surgeon general of the United States, told the public simultaneously that masks weren’t necessary for protecting the general public and that health care workers needed the dwindling supply. This contradiction confuses an ordinary listener. How do these masks magically protect the wearers only and only if they work in a particular field?
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A supermarket in Denmark got tired of people hoarding hand sanitizer, so came up with their own way of stopping it.
1 bottle kr40 (€5.50)
2 bottles kr1000 (€134.00) each bottle.
GlennDo you know there are crates of N95 masks in a USMC warehouse in Albany, Georgia? (side note, the masks are not the property of USMC). Thousands upon thousands of N95 masks.They were marked Excess Property and are designated for humanitarian aid.10 USC allows EP, such as those masks, to be used for domestic purposes.However, the program (HAP EP) cannot unilaterally give those masks.Sure would be great if someone in power knew about the thousands of N95 masks literally sitting in Albany, Georgia HAP EP warehouse, unused at a time when they are in critical need.