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    Ford can rig something up with Eco-Boost turbos and ventilate 10 or 20 people at a time.

    Idle factories cost money too. Union workers get paid working or not. If companies don't
    have to do R&D and build from existing designs their cost will be greatly reduced.

    Everyone be careful out there!

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    I know a lot of people are ignoring the social distancing thing. They must think they are indestructible. Wish everyone would stay home unless it’s a necessity to get out. I understand that not everyone is fortunate enough to stay outdoors, but jeez, it’s getting worse and closer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    I know a lot of people are ignoring the social distancing thing. They must think they are indestructible. Wish everyone would stay home unless it’s a necessity to get out. I understand that not everyone is fortunate enough to stay outdoors, but geese, it’s getting worse and closer.
    My jaw hit the floor when I saw this one... https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/24/healt...ion/index.html
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    A friend of mine's cousin tested positive, but the results only came back recently. While the results were pending, her doctor started her on oral tablets of Cloroquine and one other drug.

    She thought she was going to die as she has asthma. Within three days she stared to feel better. The results came back 4 days later and she was already self quarantining. She is supposed to go back tomorrow for follow up test. She responded well to the anti malaria drugs. Fortunately she is on the east coast, and over a 1,000 miles away. Also, he and I haven't seen her in over 15 years.

    I know if I get it, it's what I'm going to request of my doctor.

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    Well, I HAD to go pick up my ford out of the shop today. All it was was a bad alternator he'd replaced a week ago. He put a decent one in it this time under warranty. In another few days the shop might have been closed. Everyone's shutting down around here. But, heck, if everyone's closed, why would I need the truck? You can only eat restaurant food take out. Why would I do that? I only ever eat out so's the wife and I can have a little date. She likes to go out. I have plenty of things to do here. I need to drag the road with my box blade tomorrow, Rains have caused it to rut up. Then, I need to connect the mower deck and mow. I've got to check the feeder and game camera. When I get all the work done, maybe I'll spend one morning squirrel hunting. Ain't like the chronograph virus is keeping me shut in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oso View Post
    I heard the same thing but think about it, ventilators cost $20,000 -$25,000. What company is going to invest in retooling to make ventilators without having a contract that xxxx numbers of ventilators will be bought from them ?
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    Gee, I don't know, a company that maybe puts their bottom line below getting ventilators out to the hospitals? Yeah, I know....but at least it's worth thinking that maybe some company would take it on.
    Like Ford. As dwhite pointed out - here's an article about it.
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    Update - my friends cousin looks like he's coming out of the woods. They took him off the ventilator as they finally managed to get his oxygen levels back to a safe level. He's still going to require some care and monitoring, but it looks like we can count him among the numbers of the recovered. Real eye opener though, because it looks like ventilators were absolutely necessary for thousands in that recovered number (as of today it's 123,000).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Ape View Post
    Update - my friends cousin looks like he's coming out of the woods. They took him off the ventilator as they finally managed to get his oxygen levels back to a safe level. He's still going to require some care and monitoring, but it looks like we can count him among the numbers of the recovered. Real eye opener though, because it looks like ventilators were absolutely necessary for thousands in that recovered number (as of today it's 123,000).
    Great news, thanks for sharing it.
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    As to the anecdotal stories, there is a point. I've been reviewing every available medical peer reviewed journal and they haven't caught up yet. I go to my online Med sites and hear about all the Med students and young housestaff who claim to be waiting for some blinded studies to prove a true treatment. I lose my mind listening to this drivel and ask them if the were castrated on the way out the door? In Med school we are taught to look and watch the patient, talk to them, examine them and then make a diagnosis. Just for the record, a diagnosis doesn't have to be 100% nailed on the head. So, what is a diagnosis? It is your best guess based on what you can rule in and rule out at the bedside. It's OK to be incorrect. But, you, treating the patients in the trenches - and not living in the ivory tower of research, you gotta do what you do. The amount of hydroxychloroquine used to treat covid-19 is not high enough of a dose RO cause severe side effects. So, what's, holding you up? I'd give a 4 day run of hydroxychloroquine and a 5 day course of azithromycin. Boom. End of story. If the patient died anyway, it was the Covid-19 came out on top and you have to wonder what might happened if the dose was given earlier!!!

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    I live in a neighborhood fairly close to Texas Tech U., and it is also a popular neighborhood for parents of TTU students to purchase houses for their kids and roommates to live in while attending Tech. Off and on, we have problems with these kids getting out of hand with parties. We have managed to keep a handle on it.

    I watch TV in a room on the front of my home.

    About 10 pm, I began hearing cars pulling up and doors shutting, and about 11, I started hearing cars (pickups) engines starting as well as car doors being shut. I looked outside and noticed about 15 vehicles parked along the curb, up and down the street, and four police cruisers also, as well as kids outside being talked to by the police. The students were having some kind of party, a heck of a thing to do with social distancing guidelines, and the police broke it up.

    I find it hard to believe these students would do this, but I guess being kicked off the beaches during spring break, they just hadn't gotten all their socializing out of their system.

    TTU went into Online only schooling after Spring Break, and many, but not all out of town students went home.

    To me, it's just crazy the students do this. Early on in thee virus outbreak, it was told that only old folks would die from this, and I think that emboldened young people that this was a old folks disease. Recent reports show more young folks getting it and that is due to reckless exposure.
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