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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 11:37pm

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    Sparky1

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    Costa Mesa Transfer: the additional 15 Covid-2019 patients

    This could be purely coincidental, but regarding the additional 15 infected Covid-2019 patients (i.e., up to 50 patients for transfer, when only 34-35 reported total in US):

    Recall that 210 US citizens boarded the first plane from Wuhan to be repatriated to the US, with a fueling stop in Alaska before heading to California. Note that only 201 boarded the plane from Alaska  to California (i.e., 9 less), and only 195 reportedly arrived in California (i.e., 6 less) on January 29th. Total “missing” or unaccounted for US citizens is 15. (Have to question why the media failed to question these shifting and inexplicable numbers.)

    Again, this is purely speculative, and that seems like a long time for someone to be sick with Covid-2019. However, given that there’s now evidence of incubation periods of up to 28 (or more?) and the potential for reinfection, might it be possible that the additional 15 infected are from the first flight from Wuhan?

    There’s so much we don’t know and the “authorities” won’t tell us, that anything is possible.

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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 11:24pm

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    Myrto Ashe

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    US is at 44 infected individuals

    If you know where to test, you will find them…

    https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/02/22/Coronavirus-infections-increase-among-cruise-ship-passengers-brought-to-U-S/stories/202002230116

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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 10:59pm

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    DavidDutch

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    Q: should or shouldn’t I make others aware?

    Hi all,

    I’m grateful that PP monitors the situation closely.  I decided to step up the specific prep for the first and second phase (I prep on the assumption that there will be a lull in the summer, and an explosion of secondary infections in the autumn/winter season). My wife and sons ridiculed me at first. But I convinced them that preparing is a rational thing to do, given the speed with which the contagion spreads, and government intervenes  (for example, see Italy).

    The point is this: in the place where I live (somewhere in Europe, guess where 😉), I notice an almost complete lack of preparation. The whole situation is downplayed in the MSM (up to the level of evidently fake news). When I talk with friends, family and neighbors, I get no, to minimal response. How do you deal with  this? I’m worried for them. It took some time to convince my family that I’m still rational.

    Keep up the great and important work!

    I attached the graph that I use to  monitor: if nothing changes, there will be between 1 million and 10 million cases outside of Mainland China in May…

     

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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 10:45pm

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    Proximity and Time, If Not then Surface Contact.

    Great question in the video at about the 29 minute mark.

    What is the greatest pathway of infection?

    Chris makes a good point, that for most people it comes down to two things, how close you are to an infected individual (proximity) and how long you stay close to them and in their zone of shedding the virus (time).

    You minimize your chance of getting this by practicing “social distancing” aka keep a few feet between you and anyone else.

    I would have added the words “of someone who looks sick” but we have confirmed cases of asymptomatic transmission aka the person you are talking to looks perfectly normal BUT is actually sick and is shedding viral particles into the air. You can no longer assume that someone who doesn’t look sick with this virus, is not sick.

    The second factor is time. How long you stay in close contact with someone ill. Naturally, the less time you interact with someone, the better.

    Now if you are practicing social distancing, staying away from other people AND keeping the time you do interact to the minimum, then your concern shifts from people who are transmitted infection to surface transmission and how that could infect you.

    The virus appears to linger for quite a while on hard surfaces. Every time you touch a surface with your hands, you can infect your hands.

    No it doesn’t just burrow into your flesh like a leech, lol.

    What happens is you forget to be careful and not touch yourself in a manner which allows the virus to infect you. Even with gloves on, too many people forget and touch their faces, their eyes, their mouths, all pathways to infection.

    You HAVE to train yourself to practice sensible containment. To not touch your face with your hands. Hard to do but doable.

    Beyond that no contact rule, you must get used to sanitizing yourself, your hands and any part of you which comes in contact with possible infection as a matter of habit. Its not as hard as it sounds because having infected hands is ok, as long as you don’t touch a pathway for the virus into your body.

    With properly fitted PPE and common sense quarantining practices, you can move through an environment that has the active virus particles and still keep yourself safe. You do complete sanitation when you enter your “green zones” like your home, areas where you relax your protection because you are doing actions that make quarantine impossible, like cooking your meals, interact with your family, taking care of personal issues.

    We’ll talk more about sensible practices to keep yourself uninfected in the comments.

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  • From: The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating Worldwide
  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 10:29pm

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    Nairobi

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    Speculative gold, not physical gold

    Good question ao. I would be referring to pure speculative positions of course. There is no point selling physical gold since the inconvenience between differences in discounts and premiums makes the exercise mostly pointless. Especially if price is going to turn around and just go back up in the not so distant future. I think it will run higher down the road so I am only referring to trading and not buy-and-hold (which I don’t put much stock in anyway since that is also mostly an inefficient waste of time). My post was just a heads up that the odds are quite high we begin a price reversal next month so if you were an accumulator you may want to hold off until we get back down to a good support level and therefore a more appealing price point.

    To Mr Curious, you may say I don’t understand gold but I have been a buyer and seller for about 40 years already. I know a few things.

    As far as there being a floor on price you can forget that since the market does not care. There is also a cost to extracting and selling natural gas but have you seen nat gas futures lately? Odds are very good it will drop near 1.00 this year.

    How about crude oil extracted in Canada? Dirt cheap. For that matter look at a chart of crude oil futures and the price projects down to nearly depression lows of 20 bucks a barrel. It’s coming.

    How would I know that? Well it’s already written in the charts. The only thing that was unknown was what would cause it to happen but we have our answer now and its lost demand brought about by a global pandemic.

    As far as the Indian Wedding season goes I think I will take my chances and sell since it will be a bust this year. Who will go to weddings during a virus outbreak?

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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 10:15pm

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    yagasjai

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    Colloidal Silver Nebulizer

    This thread is reminding me that Chris said something a while ago about building his own colloidal silver nebulizer and I am wondering if he has any additional information to share about that?

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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 10:09pm

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    Sparky1

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    Nordicjack, grow sprouts! Up your food and water stash if possible.

    A variety of sprouting seeds are affordable and easily grown on a window sill in low-light conditions. They are very nutritious and can be used in a variety of dishes raw or sautéed. Try to up your preps to 6 months if possible with some inexpensive additions (e.g., rice, oats, beans, potatoes, peanut butter, raisins or other dried fruit, spices). Near expiration date poultry and meats are often discounted 30% or more and are perfectly fine for freezing, canning, or making multiple meals including soups.  If you can get some deals on produce (e.g., inexpensive carrots for juicing) these can be dehydrated for longer term storage using little space. Store water in every available clean container; place under beds, behind the sofa, in closets, etc. for stealth and efficient storage; consider getting a water bob as a back-up; get a LifeStraw family gravity filter ($70) and/or personal filter ($20); or get a Sawyer mini for about $20 at Target or Walmart; or get a Berkey water filter (cost varies) if you can afford it.

    Between climate related food shortages, Covid-2019 pandemic, supply chain and economic failures, my personal concern is that the S will be hitting the fan in full force within 3 months, so I need to prep for 6 months at minimum to get through what I hope is the worst of it.

    Regardless, anything we can do is probably more than most people and will be a great advantage–but may still be not enough.  We each do the best we can with what we’ve got. Nordicjack, you’re apparently very informed, motivated and capable, so you’ll probably weather this better than most. Hang in there!

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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 10:02pm

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    Nairobi, in what form are you selling gold

    I almost never sell any of my physical gold.  I just use major dips to add to my position.  With the recent rapid run-up, a minor correction is certain likely.  But Indian wedding season is coming up and rumors are mounting of an impending currency change.  I think I’ll just hang on to mine.  I’ve never been a trader, just a long term holder, and it’s served me well.  YMMV.

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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 9:55pm

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    Mr Curious

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    sell you gold

    Nairobi, you don’t understand gold. There’s a floor on the price, which represents the cost it takes to pull it out of the ground.

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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 9:31pm

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    herbs if low on funds

    If I was low on funds,  I would not buy the whole protocol but maybe just the “best of” that I could afford, so I might pick japanese knotweed; kudzu; and salvia miltiorrhiza, chinese skullcap, licorice  ( this is off the top of my head looking at the section in Herbal Antivirals and what looks specific for this. do not buy what I might do, read it yourself.  The point is not to let the striving for the perfect get in the way of the good.  Dont do nothing.  Pick out a few of the hardest hitting antivirals and cyticine storm inhibitters specific to corona virus’s)

    and boneset herb for boneset tea

     

    edit: I just went and bought the herbs I was short on to make these tinctures and spent $148, that is because I already have many herbs at home I use for my Lyme treatment.  So, I will be able to now make some to share with other family.  I do find that it is easier to have others take the tinctures, already mixed together, than to stir alot of dried herbs into juice like I will do for myself.  Now I need to go get some vodka.

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