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  1. The will only take what they can sell easily - aluminum and other metals and plastic bottles. No glass. I believe no cardboard but will check.
  2. The case of the doctor in the Reporter article case was not confirmed. She tested negative twice. It was a man that she said she contracted the virus from. He left immediately for the States. All the doctor`s patients were tested and none were positive.
  3. I don`t see the link.... Otherwise: Bjorn Olsen, a professor of infectious medicine at Uppsala University (in Sweden), told Reuters, "I think herd immunity is a long way off, if we ever reach it." Business Insider, May 22: Sweden's Public Health Agency last week released the initial findings of an ongoing antibodies study that showed that only 7.3% of people in Stockholm had developed antibodies against COVID-19 by late April. Herd immunity requires at least 60% to 70% of people to achieve immunity. May 14: With 39.26 deaths per 100,000, Sweden's mortality rate is higher than that of the U.S. (29.87 deaths per 100,000) and exponentially higher than those of its neighbors Norway (4.42 per 100,000) and Finland (5.56 per 100,000). As far as I know, Sweden is the only country that is trying "herd immunity".
  4. So far, herd immunity (spelled without the "a") has been tried without success. It was tried in Sweden recently, without success.
  5. It is called science. Do you recognize the word? S - C- I- E -N- C- E. Look it up, you may find it illuminating. Or not. Sadly, by your posts, I would guess most likely not. Or, of course, you may be one of the most decidedly not illuminated folk who is trying to claw their way back to a time before science. Good luck with that. Once out of the box and all that.
  6. From the New York Times science section (link below): The soap dissolves the oily membrane of the virus. This is the layer that, when combining with the oily membrane of a cell, allows the virus to work its way inside a cell. Once there, it releases its RNA coding and away we go. It is not that the soap "attacks" a virus so that the virus does not survive. It is, indeed, not alive. It is simply rendered unfunctional. Here is a great but simple explanation of how Covid-19 works: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/11/science/how-coronavirus-hijacks-your-cells.html?auth=login-google1tap&login=google1tap This is a later understanding of how covid works with the cell`s structure, from MIT: https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/15/999476/explainer-how-does-the-coronavirus-work/
  7. No "reported" cases. This may be because there has been almost no testing. Best to be safe.
  8. All information, including from SSA itself, says that won`t happen until 2035. Then it will go to a 21% reduction of SSA benefits. Unless the 68 million who receive SSA monthly checks have something to say about it.
  9. Monday: has anyone been there today? Is it open? Anything left?
  10. Is this a group of women in Guerrero, a cooperative, and what is your role with them? What do you produce?
  11. That is interesting. I haven`t found green different in the spinning from brown. Perhaps there is some other part of the work with green that is difficult.
  12. The brown cotton from Peru, gossypium barbadense, was indeed brought to the States and was the basis of all the long-stapled brown cottons now grown mostly in Arizona and Texas. Peruvian white cottons were the basis of all the long-stapled white cottons, like Pima cotton, Egyptian, and Sea Island, the finest of the cottons. However, native Mexican cotton, gossypium hirsutum, is the basis of the world-wide cotton industry, comprising 95% of the cottons now grown for clothing. Sea Island was tried in the Sea Islands off Georgia and then on the east coast of the US but were destroyed by weevils. It is now only grown in the West Indies where it was originally discovered. Most green and brown cottons are indeed difficult to work with because their fibers are so short, near to 1/2". But you get used to it and the result is so spectacular. In my experience, green cotton is a bit easier to work with than the browns being that it is a tiny bit longer.
  13. This cotton is still being grown and seed being sold in the south. I am growing one variety, Arizona green, here. A beautiful little green, it will wind up in a shirt or two and in scarves for sale. Acadian cotton is a different variety from the others grown in the south. The main reason the plantation owners let the slaves grow colored cotton is that the they didn`t consider the colored cotton valuable.
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