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Jump to new posts Re: Oregon sends 140 ventilators to New York by Phaedrus @ Today at 02:45 AM

I just saw that China is ponying up another 1,000!
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Jump to new posts Re: MacGyvering the coronavirus by Phaedrus @ Today at 02:44 AM

I rather like Boaty McBoatface!
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Jump to new posts Re: MacGyvering the coronavirus by nursemike @ Today at 02:19 AM

It's a bvm squeezer. Clever solution to the bellows/compressor issues, but limited control over oxygen flow, room air or 100%, and limited control over inspiratory pressure and volume. Both are critical values for anything but short term ventilation.
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Jump to new posts Re: MacGyvering the coronavirus by nursemike @ Today at 02:19 AM

It's a bvm squeezer. Clever solution to the bellows/compressor issues, but limited control over oxygen flow, room air or 100%, and limited control over inspiratory pressure and volume. Both are critical values for anything but short term ventilation.
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Cuomo says they have 2,200 stockpiled but only enough to last another 6 days. They have 350 people a day needing a ventilator. And seems people need to be on a ventilator for around two weeks, sometimes more. It seems inevitable that NY is going t
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Jump to new posts Re: Oregon sends 140 ventilators to New York by chaosmagnet @ Yesterday at 11:05 PM

This was a good thing for Oregon to do. I have been looking but I have yet to find data indicating that NY is out of ventilators.
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Jump to new posts Re: Oregon sends 140 ventilators to New York by hikermor @ Yesterday at 09:51 PM

Good tidings. Situations like this bring out the best and the worst in people. nice to see something positive and helpful.
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Jump to new posts Re: Oregon sends 140 ventilators to New York by Phaedrus @ Yesterday at 09:48 PM

I'm glad to see someone stepping up!
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Jump to new posts Oregon sends 140 ventilators to New York by AKSAR @ Yesterday at 09:38 PM

"We are all in this together.” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tweeted. Oregon sends 140 ventilators to New York Quote:Oregon is sending 140 ventilators to New York, Gov. Kate Brown announced on Twitter Saturday morning. “New York needs more ventilators
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by haertig @ Yesterday at 06:13 PM

Aren't most (all?) of the 3M factories in China? You know, the place that has banned export of the very same masks that 3M is supposedly ramping up on? Hopefully this little detail won't be lost on corporate management who choose where they manufac
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by Alan_Romania @ Yesterday at 05:24 PM

One of the reasons that retailers are out is the federal government has declared eminent domain over protective clothing in order to make sure the supplies are going to healthcare, first responders and other critical sectors. Another major issues i
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by Russ @ Yesterday at 02:15 PM

Amazon, Home Depot... they’re all out.
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by KenK @ Yesterday at 01:49 PM

Speaking of wood dust, just before this all happened I had purchased an RZ mask setup from Amazon for woodworking based upon online feedback. It claimed to be N95, but awaiting certification. It was deep in winter when I bought it, so no chance to us
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by Russ @ Yesterday at 01:17 PM

That’s probably true, but at least here in CA I was seeing more people each day wearing surgical type masks as well as the reusable masks with & without valves in public. I like the washable type, but when woodworking and sawdust is flying that
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by hikermor @ Yesterday at 01:14 PM

Well, I didn't relinquish all of them.
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by KenK @ Yesterday at 01:11 PM

I donated all my protective gloves and masks except what we need literally for our own health. My wife handles medicine that can't contact her skin, so she needed gloves there, and with barns we need workable (sealed & not fogging glasses) dust p
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Jump to new posts Re: My Micro Blog by Chisel @ Yesterday at 08:45 AM

Very few people believe in planning ahead.
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by Phaedrus @ Yesterday at 05:46 AM

I think that recommendation only came down in the last 24 hours. Up til yesterday the party line was only doctors and nurses or the already-sick needed a mask. We'll see what they say tomorrow!
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by Russ @ Yesterday at 04:43 AM

Considering that the gov wants all of us to wear PPE when we’re out in public, you are being very generous to give yours away.
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Jump to new posts Re: Anybody planting a garden? by hikermor @ Yesterday at 02:08 AM

Looking forward to your wheat...
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by hikermor @ Yesterday at 02:06 AM

I think it is basically a case of enlightened self interest. i was surprised at how many masks I had stored away in various nooks and crannies and came up with more than one hundred. I offered them to my doctor, who had suspended normal operations.
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Jump to new posts Re: How to use a mask by haertig @ Yesterday at 01:11 AM

Originally Posted By: RussI wouldn’t consider turning my years old 3M half-face respirator over to a healthcare organization that couldn’t plan ahead and purchase their own. Hopefully, they will still consider providing healthcare to you, even though
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Jump to new posts Re: Anybody planting a garden? by dougwalkabout @ Yesterday at 12:43 AM

I'm envious! Right now I'll I'm growing is snowbanks and a pandemic goatee. But all in good time!
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Jump to new posts Re: Anybody planting a garden? by hikermor @ 04/03/20 11:23 PM

Fortunately the avocado and orange tree were planted some years ago. couple of tomato plants are producing. Our broccoli just finished and we will renew that crop - I never knew broc could taste that good
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Jump to new posts Re: Anybody planting a garden? by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 04/03/20 11:16 PM

I'm helping Mom plant Boston ferns. Jeanette Isabelle
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