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Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« on: Tuesday 14 April 20 19:41 BST (UK) »
The UK Biobank is making available its data in Covid-19 research.
https://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/
Worth a read I think.
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 20:09 BST (UK) »
As a participant of Biobank I was a bit taken aback when I read the first line of your post Llwyd. However, having read further I see it's Biobank participants who are confirmed as having Covid19 whose data is being used. A good move in my opinion.
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 20:22 BST (UK) »
It's quite staggering the amount of research that is going on at the moment. Amazing stuff.
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 22:28 BST (UK) »
Very interesting article. I'd not heard of biobank.
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 23:13 BST (UK) »
It's funny to read all the moans from people who are actually allowed out of their houses to exercise.  The rules are much more stringent here in Ecuador.  There is a general curfew from 2  PM to 5 AM every day which applies to everyone except essential workers.  The rest of the time, only those from 18 to 55 are allowed out on the streets and only on days determined by the last digit of their ID card number.  In theory, they can only go out to purchase food or medical supplies; other businesses are closed.  Of course, there is a great deal of rule breaking, though not in my neighborhood which is dead silent.

Today, I broke the rules.  I donned a mask and gloves and crept 20 yards to the end of the alley, looked both ways - no cops in sight and only three pedestrians in view at a distance.  I crossed the street to the mini-mart - only one customer allowed inside at a time, so I had to wait outside on the sidewalk.  Another customer joined me there, wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance.  Finally I got in.  Marco, the owner, was cheery and wearing a mask and gloves.  I bought two ice cream bars for later.  I figured I deserved a treat after a month of this.  It's only my third trip out - once just to peek and once to take out the trash to the dumpster.
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 15 April 20 10:50 BST (UK) »
As if we hadn't enough to worry about

More mobile phone masts set fire to because stupid people think they spread the virus. One was the mast that served the new Nightingale hospital in Birmingham, which thankfully hasn't had to be used, yet. At a time like this good communication is essential.

And a report that social media were spreading a campaign to light sky lanterns in support of the NHS. There was already an incident reported at the weekend of fires on moors in Derbyshire, one caused by people having a barbecue
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-52280733

The crass stupidity of some people at the moment is beyond words
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 April 20 10:56 BST (UK) »
The mobile phone mast problem is not help by people like Eamonn Holmes saying on live TV that he thinks the 5G signal could be causing the virus. Yesterday he had to make a grovelling apology.

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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 15 April 20 12:19 BST (UK) »
The trouble is these apologies often get minimal coverage compared to the original broadcast. See it to with newspaper articles.
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 10)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 15 April 20 12:48 BST (UK) »

And a report that social media were spreading a campaign to light sky lanterns in support of the NHS. There was already an incident reported at the weekend of fires on moors in Derbyshire, one caused by people having a barbecue
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-52280733

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Someone has set off fireworks on the past 2 Thursday evenings immediately after clapping for carers.
There was a moorland fire in Lancashire. The smoke may have wafted in Viktoria's direction.
Both events could be harmful to people with health conditions and at most risk from Covid-19.
Edinburgh council has banned garden bonfires for that reason.
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