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  #2469323 24-Apr-2020 13:38
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Technofreak:

 

I had to go to work yesterday and drove past a cemetery on my way home where there was probably 15 to 20 cars parked at the gates. I had to wonder what was going on and whether or not any bubbles were being burst.

 

 

shouldnt be driving there in the first place, its non essential.


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  #2469326 24-Apr-2020 13:41
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Technofreak:

 

I had to go to work yesterday and drove past a cemetery on my way home where there was probably 15 to 20 cars parked at the gates. I had to wonder what was going on and whether or not any bubbles were being burst.

 

 

shouldnt be driving there in the first place, its non essential.

 

 

Are you talking about Technofreak or the 15 - 20 cars? 





 

 

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  #2469330 24-Apr-2020 13:54
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Are you talking about Technofreak or the 15 - 20 cars? 

 

 

he was driving to work which im assuming was essential because we are all rule abiding citizens on geekzone.

 

driving to the cemetery is not essential

 

so yes the second one


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  #2469335 24-Apr-2020 14:02
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Jase2985:

 

he was driving to work which im assuming was essential because we are all rule abiding citizens on geekzone.

 

driving to the cemetery is not essential

 

so yes the second one

 

 

Yes, it was essential. I have a letter from my employer stating so.





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  #2470333 24-Apr-2020 14:11
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I suspect next week is going to a bit of a free-for-all for the first few days. It will be interesting to see where case numbers are at two weeks later, given that the lockdown apparently took two weeks to take effect. 

 

 

And that is why Level 3 will continue past 11 May.


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  #2470337 24-Apr-2020 14:21
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Technofreak:

 

Jase2985:

 

he was driving to work which im assuming was essential because we are all rule abiding citizens on geekzone.

 

driving to the cemetery is not essential

 

so yes the second one

 

 

Yes, it was essential. I have a letter from my employer stating so.

 

 

i wasnt really worried about you more the 20 odd cars at the cemetery they shouldnt be there


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  #2470355 24-Apr-2020 14:36
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cshwone:

 

GV27:

 

I suspect next week is going to a bit of a free-for-all for the first few days. It will be interesting to see where case numbers are at two weeks later, given that the lockdown apparently took two weeks to take effect. 

 

 

And that is why Level 3 will continue past 11 May.

 

 

 

 

To be clear it a reassessment date, there was no commitment that it's L3 date... its a next time we'll think about it is May 11.

 

I'd also suggest if they say L2.. it will be another 1-2 weeks much like the exit from L4 so business can think about getting sorted for L2 operations..





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  #2470357 24-Apr-2020 14:39
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Geektastic: Firstly, NZ is unusual in that we tend to have a large period when many are on holiday at Christmas. Most western nations stopped doing that decades ago and leave is much more spread over the year.

 

 

It's not the Christmas holidays, it's the Summer holidays. Try getting accomodation, travel, anything in Europe in July or August...

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  #2470358 24-Apr-2020 14:41
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NumPy:

I heard oxygen is a killer too.

 

 

Don't worry, Trump is working hard to cure as many Americans as possible of that nasty oxygen habit they have.

 

 

(Replies to the Trump thread I think :-).

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  #2470359 24-Apr-2020 14:44
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DS248:

Not really surprising (nor new) re sunlight.  It was being strongly promoted in 1918.

 

 

And it's not really "solar light", it's UV, which is widely used for medical sterilisation. Google "UV light" or similar and you'll find an endless supply of lethal flesh-burning UVC lamps being offered from China.

 

 

I'm genuinely surprised we haven't heard horror stories around misuse of those yet, given how dangerous they are if you don't know exactly how to use them.

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  #2470361 24-Apr-2020 14:46
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‘Sadness’ and Disbelief From a World Missing American Leadership.

 

 

Yeah, I wouldn't exactly use the term "sadness" about a situation where having US corporations tell the US government tell other countries what to do has gone away. The US hasn't really "led", in a moral sense, for many decades.

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  #2470363 24-Apr-2020 14:47
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I was wondering about hanging used facemasks on the washing line for a week in the sun.

Sounds plausible as a disinfectant ?

 

I've often heard it said, "Sunlight is a great disinfectant." Though now I think about it, the term may have been used in a different context. :)

 

On warm sunny days when I worked at a kids hospital in Sydney on the baby ward, we used to line the babies all up on bunny rugs outside on the ward patio (iv poles and all) with just a singlet on, NO nappies. Sunlight is the best thing to prevent and cure nappy rashs and fungal infections to the genital areas. My next door neighbours have 2 toddlers and they are always running around starker's, (don't look Ethel) I wonder if that's the parents rational?





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  #2470366 24-Apr-2020 14:53
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SepticSceptic: I was wondering about hanging used facemasks on the washing line for a week in the sun.

Sounds plausible as a disinfectant ?

 

 

UV destroys the fabric. Look up info on sterilisation, UV isn't recommended for that reason.

 

 

Disposable face masks are a pain, pretty much every means of (trying to) make them reusable also makes them ineffective. That's why they're disposable...

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  #2470368 24-Apr-2020 14:58
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There is a reason for the saying "sunlight is the best disinfectant." Also a strong UV lamp will probably kill the virus on surfaces etc. The trouble is it will damage organic tissue as well. So while it might be useful for disinfecting hard surfaces etc it won't be useful on an actual patient. Killing a virus is actually fairly easy, it is doing while keping the host alive that it tricky.


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  #2470370 24-Apr-2020 15:00
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Varkk:

 

There is a reason for the saying "sunlight is the best disinfectant." Also a strong UV lamp will probably kill the virus on surfaces etc. The trouble is it will damage organic tissue as well. So while it might be useful for disinfecting hard surfaces etc it won't be useful on an actual patient. Killing a virus is actually fairly easy, it is doing while keping the host alive that it tricky.

 

 

For thkis virus its about drying it. Sun will do that, so will shade and wind


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