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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 7:22am

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    Expat2Uruguay

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    Question. Can little plastic veggie bags protect hands?

    When I have to touch something, like a handrail or a door handle, could I slip a thin plastic bag from the produce section of the market over my hand? Then when I’m done touching that thing I can throw the bag away. It sort of reminds me of those thin plastic gloves they use for food prep. I don’t think I could find the food prep gloves here in Uruguay though.

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 7:18am

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    Pulse Oxymeter Readings are finicky

    The Pulse Oximeter Sensor is easily confused by movement, cold finger temperatures, imperfect position on the finger tip, nail polish and many other things.

    The oxygen saturation does not actually change second to second.  If your O2Sat is changing second to second, that is measurement artifact.  Ignore it.  The gremlins in the machine are messing with your mind!

    Are your hands warm?  If not put hands in warm water for a minute or two.  Then sit down and relax and reapply the sensor.  Take readings for several minutes and find an rough average.  Go to a different finger.  Practice some slow breathing and focus on the breath itself to calm the fear part of self assessment.  A reliable O2Sat reading is steady over several minutes and matches the clinical impression of an experienced observer (doctor, nurse, paramedic).

    One of the rules in medicine is that if the O2Sat doesn’t match how the patient looks, then, the O2Sat is probably artifact.

    People acutely low on oxygen look pale and you can see they are breathing fast.  They appear to be working hard to breath using more muscles than normal.  Pulse rate is fast.

    Fever and viral syndrome will give many of these same symptoms even when O2Sat is normal.

    It is much easier to assess someone if they first take a full dose of ibuprofen or naproxen, let it absorb from the sluggish intestines –often 1.5 to 2 hours in a sick person.   They will break into a sweat as the temperature falls and much of the aching, fast heart rate, fast breathing, feeling “like I’m going to die” will all subside.

    Then after the fever has broken (pharmacologically) look closely at them, count pulse rate, watch their breathing motion and measure the O2Sat.

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 7:14am

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    70% of world's population likely to contract coronavirus in 2020: US epidemiologist

    70% of world’s population likely to contract coronavirus in 2020: US epidemiologist

    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3882198

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 7:08am

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    Green Acres

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    Link to UC Davis letter re: California case

    Here is the link to the letter from UC Davis about the California case, a patient who was transferred on Feb 19 after already being intubated: https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/newly-diagnosed-coronavirus-patient-being-treated-at-uc-davis-medical-center/

    As Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding mentioned on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1232907642361843712?s=20 , this paragraph is very frustrating: ““Upon admission, our team asked public health officials if this case could be COVID-19. We requested COVID-19 testing by the CDC, since neither Sacramento County nor (the California Department of Public Health) is doing testing for coronavirus at this time. Since the patient did not fit the existing CDC criteria for COVID-19, a test was not immediately administered,” said the email, which added that, “UC Davis Health does not control the testing process.”

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 7:01am

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    Desogames

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    MARKET UPDATE

    Remember i said there was a perfect sell signal when futures opened? Well the markets in the US just opened after a depressed day in the EU and what do we find?

    VIX up 17-18%( Up to a freaking 32.50 handle! Remember it was 17 at close on friday, 14 2 days earlier. Now highest since the greek sovereign debt crisis!), gold and silver up as well though modestly, everything else down. Notably, the dollar is down against the euro too.

    Also crypto is mixed; but after a couple of BRUTAL days, it deserves a small bounce. BTC is still down though.

    If we hit 40 on the VIX we blow past the dot com bubble, if we hit 60 we’ll blow past the financial crisis. Who’s willing to bet me it won’t get that far? Not many takers i assume….

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    The market was sinking long before the coronavirus

    https://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/4123-the-global-economy-was-sinking-long-before-the-coronavirus-appeared

    In order to determine if a geopolitical or economic threat is legitimate, I find it helps to watch how the mainstream propaganda narrative flows and changes. For example, for the past year as almost every fundamental indicator was flashing warning signs on the global economy the primary message in the mainstream was that central banks would never allow any major shocks to the financial system.  In other words, they would pour in cash at the slightest hint of trouble.  The conclusion for the investment world?  To “buy the F’ing dip!”   Why not?  You can’t lose.

    Despite the fact that fraudulent stock markets artificially inflated by corporate stock buybacks are irrelevant to the health of our system, they still represent a psychological placebo for the masses.  Very few people care that it is a historic bubble; as long as everything is in the green they assume that all is well with the economy.

    In the past, anyone who pointed out that this attitude was a recipe for disaster, anyone who argued that the system was breaking and the Everything Bubble was popping was called a “doom monger” or “chicken little”.

    I’ve noticed very recently (in the last week) that this attack response is shifting in an interesting way. Where propaganda peddlers used to call us “paranoid”, now they argue that “our prepping or precious metals stacking won’t save us…”  People are “coming to take our supplies…” they say. That’s quite a 180 degree flip flop. As preppers and alternative economists are proven more and more right everyday, the narrative has changed from telling us we’re wrong, to telling us we will be sorry for being right…

    …I was amused the other day to watch an interview by Bloomberg of globalist Mohamed El-Erian in which he essentially spilled the beans on the reality of the coronavirus situation. Some people might be surprised to hear El-Erian sound a whole lot like an alternative economist in the Liberty Movement, admitting that the virus will disrupt the global supply chain and that it will have far reaching consequences for the economy for much longer than many people assume.

    El-Erian and certain other globalists in the BIS and IMF have been setting themselves up as the prognosticators of the coming collapse, while other globalists and their media outlets have worked tirelessly to attack alternative analysts for the same exact observations. The message is clear – there can be only one group that the public listens to as the crash unfolds, and the liberty movement is not it. The globalists want to have their cake and eat it too; they want to cause a crash, and then they want to be worshiped as the saviors that warned people about the crash.

    El-Erian’s comments on the coronavirus outbreak and its far reaching effects suggest to me that this is indeed one of the trigger events we have all been waiting for and warning about. But the narrative that the coronavirus is itself the cause of all of this economic chaos is an elaborate lie. The economy was crashing well before the virus ever appeared….

    …But don’t be surprised when the media and the globalists use the virus event as the end all excuse for why the economic system is breaking down. Certainly, the disruption of the supply chain will be the final nail in the coffin of the Everything Bubble, and people dying in large numbers from a SARS-like virus can really put a damper on economic activity.  But the central banks killed the economy years ago by feeding the largest debt bonanza in history, addicting companies and markets to easy cash and then cutting that liquidity just enough to cause the system to go into convulsions. Currently, corporate debt, consumer debt and national debt are all at historic highs.

    There is no stimulus measure that can fix this problem – at the most the central banks could prolong the inevitable for another year perhaps, but why would they when they have multiple scapegoats to blame the crash on?…

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 6:59am

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    km64

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    Good collection of coronavirus articles

    I read Instapundit daily and they’ve had a good roundup almost daily of news…

    Here’s a link to show what they’ve posted.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/?s=coronavirus

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 6:58am

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    Expat2Uruguay

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    Question regarding migration strategy for covid

    if it turns out that there is seasonal reduction in the coronavirus transmission, I am considering how I would use migration as a tactic of avoidance. I currently live in the southern hemisphere, so I’m pretty worried about what will happen when the normal cold and flu season start here. So these are some music that I’m having and I would appreciate people’s feedback. Thanks for reading.
    Migration. I am considering hunkering down in my house for the fall (southern hemisphere) to avoid the virus and then starting travel toward the equator and continuing up into the US during the summer months. I have done a small amount of research and found that Ecuador and Costa Rica have the best Healthcare systems while not being high cost locations to live that allow 90-day tourist visas and have easy immigration procedures. I plan to travel via commercial airline, selecting for small planes and short hops on relatively untraveled pathways. I plan to Airbnb rent small places by using the “entire place” search feature. I plan to stay in each location for a month approximately. As summer approaches I plan to fly into a small airport in the southern part of California and Rent-A-Car for the rest of my travel up to Sacramento, where my children live.

    I want to stay in places for a month, because I want to conduct research of countries I may decide to live in for longer periods in case of a sustained pandemic without Suitable vaccine development.

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 6:56am

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    Mr Curious

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    precious metals

    Hey Deso, I’m going to take exception a bit with you that gold is “better”. It’s a false comparison. Silver is used in electronics more than gold because it’s the best conductor of electricity on earth. Batteries on the space station for example are silver-based because they are superior, and this has nothing to do with price of gold.  After water, food and oil, silver is arguably next in line as the most valuable commodity. It’s use in PVs, electric vehicles, robotics, drones, weapons systems, and of course anti-microbials is flat-out unsustainable. It will be beyond price, an issue of national security. Mines will be nationalized. Hoarding will be illegal.  Peak silver output from mining operations is already about 3 years in the rear-view mirror and the whole paradigm that silver is less valuable because it is a commodity is absurd. Reading technical charts in the paper markets to predict long-term pricing is as effective as reading goat entrails.

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 6:52am

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    Myrto Ashe

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    Perfusion index vs. Oxygen saturation percentage

    Desogames, I hope you just have a bad cold. Statistically a lot more likely. If they did a test, the chances it would be positive might be at most 5% if you look at the percent of positive tests done in all countries to date. However, I get your concern.

    Does your pulse oximeter give you an oxygen saturation percentage? I have never seen anyone measure the perfusion index instead and I don’t know how to help you with that.

    One more option might be to convince someone to do a flu test, but even those are positive only about 5 to 10% of the time when people have your symptoms. On the other hand, if your oxygen saturation drops to 93% that’s what China was using to screen their cases where the virus became widespread there. And anyways, you would need hospital care and oxygen at that point.

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