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Old 04.07.2020, 20:34
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whats a Chuff?
How long have you been here?????

And your picture shows exactly why reusable masks are a lot cheaper in the long run and can be made yourself so even less cost.
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Which is one of the reasons why I make my masks. (The other being I'm having fun remembering how to sew after so many years...)

Depending on the fabric, design, and the type of closure, my masks cost from 2 to 7 Chuffs apiece to make. Washable a gazillion times so quite a bit less expensive in the long run.


Another FYI, Coop had the disposable masks at 20% off today. I don't know if that sale will continue into next week, or not.
I still dont know what it is? Certainly not the Queens English
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Old 04.07.2020, 20:57
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I still dont know what it is? Certainly not the Queens English
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chuff
according to context, Chuff == CHF, but who Im I to judge?
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Old 04.07.2020, 21:32
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I still dont know what it is? Certainly not the Queens English
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chuff
Try speaking/pronouncing CHF as a word.
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Old 04.07.2020, 23:19
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Try speaking/pronouncing CHF as a word.

Well on the subject of pronouncing words.

I recall a famous Rugby Union commentator who had great difficulty pronouncing Borussia Mönchengladbach !!
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Re: Coronavirus

So back to topic and the 'new normal' of facemasks in everyday life.

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Old 05.07.2020, 09:27
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Re: Coronavirus

I just saw my 82 year old aunt who lives in Nyon, she has never worn a mask & always went shopping 3 times a DAY! She likes to see other people & does not like being at home all day! apparently shop keepers kept telling her to stay at home
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Old 05.07.2020, 09:44
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Re: Coronavirus

Sunday Times this morning (5.7.20) leads with an investigation stating that the virus was responsible for the deaths of 3 men and the serious then unidentified serious illness back in 2013.

The men had been clearing bat droppings from an old mine some 1000 miles from Wuhan. Samples were frozen and sent to the lab in Wuhan...
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Old 05.07.2020, 11:08
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Re: Coronavirus

Interesting studies from Sweden about T-cell immunity
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Advanced analyses have now enabled us to map in detail the T-cell response during and after a COVID-19 infection. Our results indicate that roughly twice as many people have developed T-cell immunity compared with those who we can detect antibodies in.
https://news.ki.se/immunity-to-covid...sts-have-shown

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. She also thinks that the worst is behind us, and that while subsequent waves can’t be ruled out, they will probably be less bad than what we have experienced so far. The disease will settle into an endemic equilibrium, in her view, perhaps returning each winter like a seasonal flu.
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Old 05.07.2020, 13:54
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Sunday Times this morning (5.7.20) leads with an investigation stating that the virus was responsible for the deaths of 3 men and the serious then unidentified serious illness back in 2013.

The men had been clearing bat droppings from an old mine some 1000 miles from Wuhan. Samples were frozen and sent to the lab in Wuhan...
The plot thickens...
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Re: Coronavirus

Trump tested positive!

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Old 06.07.2020, 10:21
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 may not have originated in China but could have been thriving in a dormant stage in the environment for decades, according to researchers.

Brazil lately reported finding the novel coronavirus in the sewage samples from last November in Florianopolis.

Spanish researchers detected the coronavirus in samples taken from wastewater collected in Barcelona in March 2019, and their counterparts in Italy also found traces of the virus in the sewage of Milan and Turin last December.
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This will finish up like the Kennedy assassination with so many different views and facts that we will never know what really happened.
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Old 06.07.2020, 12:43
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This will finish up like the Kennedy assassination with so many different views and facts that we will never know what really happened.
Well look at that, finally something related to this topic that we agree on
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Old 06.07.2020, 13:25
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... their counterparts in Italy also found traces of the virus in the sewage of Milan and Turin last December.
However, at least according to the report I posted on not that long ago, the samples taken in November in Turin and Milano didn't contain Covid-19, only those from December (the 18th, if memory serves).

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Old 06.07.2020, 14:33
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This will finish up like the Kennedy assassination with so many different views and facts that we will never know what really happened.
When I re-entered this thread, this was the first sentence I read, outside of its context. And I thought: "Is he dead?".
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Old 06.07.2020, 14:49
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I still dont know what it is? Certainly not the Queens English
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chuff
Certainly is. 'Steam train chuffing along the track'.

https://www.lexico.com/definition/chuff
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Old 06.07.2020, 16:48
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The Broadway star Nick Cordero has died of complications from coronavirus after being in a coma for several months. Cordero had a leg amputated and suffered several mini-strokes during his long stay in hospital.

Cordero was 41 and is survived by his wife and one-year-old son.

COVID-19 does not kill—or even affect—only the elderly and infirm, but indeed (as mentioned before), it seems that only celebrity cases get reported. In a sad parallel, Derek Draper, the husband of Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway, has also been hospitalised for months with complications from coronavirus and only recently awoke from a coma. He had none of the "usual" symptoms of COVID-19.

Both men suffered considerable damage to their lungs and other body parts. "Survival" from COVID-19 is not the same as "healthy again".
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Old 06.07.2020, 17:53
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Another way of looking at the growth of COVID-19 cases, copyright NYTimes, see graph.
US government failing badly in its duty to protect US citizens.
And for those who think it only kills old people, Nick Cordero, Broadway actor, succumbed at age 41.
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Old 06.07.2020, 18:19
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Re: Coronavirus

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Spain's coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity

Spain's large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that a so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is "unachievable," the medical journal the Lancet reported on Monday.

The findings show that 95% of Spain's population remains susceptible to the virus. Herd immunity is achieved when enough of a population has become infected with a virus or bacteria -- or vaccinated against it -- to stop its circulation.
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Also a chart I posted elsewhere
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Old 07.07.2020, 07:37
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Re: Coronavirus

So now people will start getting respiratory infections. By wearing masks one breaths back in a part of what one breathed out-CO2. Can't be good in the long term
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