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  1. I agree with you Jeanneboo. The observation by Tingting "My civil rights don't end where your fear begins." Could be countered with "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins." Except that instead of a fist it is a scientifically proven risk in the embodiment of a virus. Without a mask, you risk yourself and others in the community and most importantly, if you get sick, you risk hospital staff who must take care of you. Would you sign and carry a release that states that you want no treatment for COVID because "I got sick of my own free will and don't wish to put anyone to any trouble caring for me?" The answer to "Am I my brother's keeper?" is supposed to be yes, at least that's what I was taught.
  2. Anyone sell them here. I like them and know about the various delivery services but don't have enough other things to buy to make a $150 to $200 peso upcharge worth it. The bagels at Costco are $100 per dozen. I know there will be some upcharge, just hoping it will be less than double. Otherwise I'll just buy loads and freeze them. Thanks.
  3. I don't understand why youtube videos have any credibility if the presenter is not a well known and recognized person. Anyone can post on youtube, I'm not going to spend an hour watching someone that may or may not be a reliable source. I've watched expert witnesses under oath convincingly tell lie after lie. You cannot tell when a good liar is spinning a tale and a good liar is often more convincing than a truthful person who is anxious about telling the exact truth. That's why there are published articles peer reviewed and open to critique. Not perfect but as good as we have. Anybody can aim a camera this way instead of that and shade the story in their direction, it happens everyday. I have friends in the medical profession including a nurse who traveled to NYC to help out. This video does not reflect anything that she observed. I find the video by Dr. Z much more convincing and he expresses himself in 3'38" instead of over an hour for the nurse. The original video is also hosted on a website whose other stories have a clear bias toward this point of view. That also makes me suspicious. Everybody has a point of view, there is little point in presenting something if it doesn't further you view, but as those viewpoints move away from the mean in any direction my suspicion increases in direct proportion.
  4. I got mine on Amazon. I have some I can share to tide you over. I have Feather brand, I've tried many but these are the best. Here is the link. https://www.amazon.com.mx/Feather-Hi-Stainless-Blades-Double-Packets/dp/B004RWTSEG/ref=sr_1_2?__mk_es_MX=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&crid=1E8BFBFKLW0BN&keywords=feather+blades&qid=1584805732&sprefix=feather+%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-2 Send me a PM if you need some now.
  5. I don't think that it is offered at Lakeside. I can create an account, login, order stuff and then I can't ship except to certain stores but not here. They just don't have explicit error catching that says "that location is unavailable for shipping." Maybe that has or will change, I haven't tried it for a while.
  6. Microdyn is colloidal silver in a very highly concentrated solution with gelatin of animal origin. The animal gelatin is probably what accounts for the color. But with concentrations of between 1800 ppm and 5000 ppm this is way stronger stuff than you can make at home unless you have access to some sophisticated equipment. Depending on how long you let your home brew is probably between 10 ppm and 25 ppm. Enough to be beneficial but one drop of microdyn in a glass of water does the same thing. Microdyn should work as a sanitizer against corona in high enough concentrations. Depends upon the one you buy what the concentration is, just follow the directions for making a sanitizer solution. I'll look into its effectiveness against corona.
  7. Microdyn used for cleaning vegetables, very cheap and available at most tiendas. Highly concentrated and effective antiviral, bactericide and anti fungal agent.
  8. Here is a report from the Imperial College in full and summarized below. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf The Imperial College team plugged infection and death rates from China/Korea/Italy into epidemic modeling software and ran a simulation: what happens if the US does absolutely nothing -- if we treat COVID-19 like the flu, go about our business, and let the virus take its course? Here's what would happen: 80% of Americans would get the disease. 0.9% of them would die. Between 4 and 8 percent of all Americans over the age of 70 would die. 2.2 million Americans would die from the virus itself. It gets worse. People with severe COVID-19 need to be put on ventilators. 50% of those on ventilators still die, but the other 50% live. But in an unmitigated epidemic, the need for ventilators would be 30 times the number available in the US. Nearly 100% of these patients die. So the actual death toll from the virus would be closer to 4 million Americans -- in a span of 3 months. 8-15% of all Americans over 70 would die. How many is 4 million people? It's more Americans than have died all at once from anything, ever. It's the population of Los Angeles. It's 4 times the number of Americans who died in the Civil War...on both sides combined. It's two-thirds as many people as died in the Holocaust. Americans make up 4.4% of the world's population. If we extrapolate these numbers to the rest of the world (warning: MOE is high here), this gives us 90 million deaths globally from COVID-19, in 3-6 months. 15 Holocausts. 1.5 times as many people as died in all of World War II. Now, of course countries won't stand by and do nothing. So the Imperial College team ran the numbers again, this time assuming a "mitigation" strategy: all symptomatic cases in the US in isolation. Families of those cases quarantined. All Americans over 70 social distancing. This mitigation strategy is what you've seen a lot of people talking about when they say we should "flatten the curve": try to slow the spread of the disease to the people most likely to die from it, to avoid overwhelming hospitals. And it does flatten the curve -- but not nearly enough. The death rate from the disease is cut in half, but it still kills 1.1 million Americans all by itself. The peak need for ventilators falls by two-thirds, but it still exceeds the number of ventilators in the US by 8 times. That leaves the actual death toll in the US at right around 2 million deaths. The population of Houston. Two Civil Wars. One-third of the Holocaust. Globally, 45 million people die: 7.5 Holocausts, 3/4 of World War II. That's what happens if we rely on mitigation & common sense. Finally, the Imperial College team ran the numbers again, assuming a "suppression" strategy: isolate symptomatic cases, quarantine their family members, social distancing for the whole population, all public gatherings/most workplaces shut down, schools and universities close. Suppression works! The death rate in the US peaks 3 weeks from now at a few thousand deaths, then goes down. We hit but don't exceed the number of available ventilators. The nightmarish death tolls from the rest of the study disappear. But here's the catch: if we EVER relax suppression before a vaccine is administered to the entire population, COVID-19 comes right back and kills millions of Americans in a few months, the same as before. After the 1st suppression period ends in July, we could probably lift restrictions for a month, followed by 2 more months of suppression, in a repeating pattern without triggering an outbreak or overwhelming the ventilator supply. Staggering breaks by city could do a bit better. But we simply cannot EVER allow the virus to spread throughout the entire population in the way other viruses do, because it is just too deadly. If lots of people we know end up getting COVID-19, it means millions of Americans are dying. It simply can't be allowed to happen. How quickly will a vaccine be here? Last week three separate research teams announced they had developed vaccines. Yesterday, one of them (with FDA approval) injected its vaccine into a live person, without waiting for animal testing. That's an extreme measure, but necessary. Now, though, they have to monitor the test subject for 14 months to make sure the vaccine is safe. This part can't be rushed: if you're going to inoculate all humans, you have to make absolutely sure the vaccine itself won't kill them. It probably won't, but you have to be sure. Assuming the vaccine is safe and effective, it will still take several months to produce enough to inoculate the global population. For this reason, the Imperial College team estimated it will be about 18 months until the vaccine is available. During those 18 months, things are going to be very difficult and very scary. Our economy and society will be disrupted in profound ways. And if suppression actually works, it will feel like we're doing all this for nothing, because infection and death rates will remain low. It's easy to get people to come together in common sacrifice in the middle of a war. It's very hard to get them to do so in a pandemic that looks invisible precisely because suppression methods are working. But that's exactly what we're going to have to do. /end
  9. I use cpap.com and ship to Mexico. Full selection of devices and equipment ans I've not had a problem with delivery. I have someone carry them in when that is convenient but I can't always wait.
  10. I finally updated to Win10 from Win7 on 3 different computers after using it on a new computer for several months. There are some things to like about it and a few regrets but all-in-all I now prefer it to Win7. It is also easier having all the computers on the same OS. But here is the trick, the free update program is still in effect. Read this article and follow the instructions. If you have a licensed copy of Windows 7 or greater it will update to the equivalent Win10 package for free. I made one thumb drive and used it on each of the computers. Here is the article: https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/ I didn't boot into the thumb drive, I just started the setup app on the drive. One tip I learned on the first install is to copy the entire drive to a folder on the desktop because I got an error the first try, I don't know if it would have happened again but it went flawlessly installing from the desktop.
  11. My first efforts were the same as yours. I may have been using chicken feed. But I haven't sprouted feathers and the flavor was much better than the old boxed cornmeal.
  12. Regular. What you want are those large dried hominy grains that have been slaked with lime. They have some at the supermarkets that are moist and wrapped in plastic but you want the dried kind. I get mine at a little vegetable market on Hidalgo on the south side of the street just before six corners. I have only seen white corn hominy there. I'm more used to yellow for polenta but the flavor is very good using the white. On to cornbread soon! I haven't tried this yet but it seems like the moist hominy could be turned into corn nuts with a little bit of work.
  13. I have had some successful experiments making grits/Polenta using dried hominy (available almost anywhere here) and my blender. Process only small batches and you can control the coarseness easily. The flavor is noticeably better than the pre ground and boxed cornmeal.
  14. I got mine at the hardware store in Riberas next to Sunrise Cafe. There are specialty stores in GDL but they would probably charge more.
  15. Perhaps you can ask the Maestro about a repair of your existing pump. He can probably set up some sort of temp fix while the pump is out for repair. Either way, if you buy new, have the old one fixed and saved for that rainy day. There is a pump repair shop that the very busy plumber I know uses in east Riberas just west of the steel yard.
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