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The bored at home / COVID19 / Working from home thread

The Fed

Old Guys Rule
Location
Florida
They think they can use one respirator for two patients with a simple Y-connector. I don't know the mechanics but I would want exhaled air to filtered, if possible.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Newbie
Location
FL
They think they can use one respirator for two patients with a simple Y-connector. I don't know the mechanics but I would want exhaled air to filtered, if possible.
Theoretically you can, but in reality, it's more complex than that. A lot more complex, especially if the two patients conditions diverge.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Newbie
Location
FL
The UK governments scientific and medical advisors state that any measures put in place will take around two weeks to show any effect.
In the UK, you've been more aggressively testing. I worry that we won't really know one way or another because we started testing so late and it was already community spread widely throughout the US before we started testing. It stands to reason, that even if the measures have helped, numbers will still climb as testing becomes available. The real measure in my eyes will be if we overwhelm the hospitals or not. The actual numbers themselves won't tell us much. A year or so from now, they'll determine that the number infected was massively underestimated in the US. I'm hoping that our younger population, lower percentage of smokers, and lower population density compared to Italy and Spain means that we see lower numbers hospitalized and lowers the mortality rate.
 

sterkrazzy

Drag Racing Champion
Location
United States
Ride
2018 R
The real measure in my eyes will be if we overwhelm the hospitals or not.
I think it's inevitable, just because I feel like hospitals are already nearly at capacity even without a pandemic. In 2017 my dad went in for kidney problems and on the first night he had to stay in the hallway because they didn't have any rooms. This was in the middle of summer, it was July, busy season in FL was well over and they didn't have room.

Just saw this too - https://www.cbs46.com/news/atlanta-mayor-says-icu-units-are-at-full-capacity/article_495755b8-6e92-11ea-b9ba-5ff9aadecb3b.html
 
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riceburner

Drag Race Newbie
Location
West Chicagoland
well i think my job security was just fixed; starting tomorrow have some field inspection work to do for fiber optic utilities. Downside is i was supposed to be off the next 4 business days for closing and moving into the house! Lol.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Newbie
Location
FL
I think it's inevitable, just because I feel like hospitals are already nearly at capacity even without a pandemic. In 2017 my dad went in for kidney problems and on the first night he had to stay in the hallway because they didn't have any rooms. This was in the middle of summer, it was July, busy season in FL was well over and they didn't have room.

Just saw this too - https://www.cbs46.com/news/atlanta-mayor-says-icu-units-are-at-full-capacity/article_495755b8-6e92-11ea-b9ba-5ff9aadecb3b.html
I work with multiple hospitals in the north Florida area and census has actually been pretty low. They all stopped elective procedures and are converting post op and surgical units to covid units. You have to remember, hospitals make their money off of surgical patients, radiology and lab services, so they dedicate significant space and resources to maximize the areas of care that generate money. On the downside, hospitals are losing money right now with elective procedures canceled and they're having to pay up to 4 times normal hourly rates to get nurses right now and supply costs have skyrocketed. This pandemic perfectly demonstrates why a for profit health care system is a terrible idea.

So I don't think it's inevitable, we have more capacity than it seems from the outside, but it's looking highly likely if the number of cases really are increasing at the rate that positive tests are increasing..

I'm only 8 years retired from the military and they can call me back up to 10 years. If it hits the fan, I'll be pulled for a field hospital or to back fill at the local Naval Hospital. It would be the easiest as I was last credentialed there. I'm not volunteering though, I've got RAD and asthma, so I'm high risk, but there is a lot of nurses, PA, doctors, etc... and we'll hopefully be able to staff most hospitals.
 
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Corprin

Go Kart Champion
Location
Twin Cities
If nothing else, this has just exposed how unprepared and arrogant our culture truly is.

Per our governor at 2pm:

MN just got a “stay at home” order issued and effective 11:59pm Friday for 2wks.

The epidemiologists and public health officials from Mayo, UMN, and state/fed using cell phone telemetry and other big brother methods show that the “just stay home please” request dropped our exposure rates by 50%. Of 235 ICU beds, 16 occupied state wide. The models they are using, show the same infection and hospitalization numbers, but push the curve to the right on the timeline by a few weeks. This allows us to get our shit together before it hits us hard.

Governor said we are not going to stop it, or protect anyone, we are hunkering down to just delay the inevitable at this point.

Glad someone in a leadership role is saying what’s actually going on.

We are the home of MedTronic (15% market share for ventilators), Honeywell and 3M, both makers of the masks everyone is talking about, amongst other shit that’s helpful.

I know 7 machinists that work for various independent shops, all are at work cranking out ventilator parts three shifts a day. My buddy that works for a local 3M plant has been authorized unlimited OT.

Meanwhile still have a dry cough and wife has low grade fever.

I wish I could have an antibody test to see if I already have it.
 

sterkrazzy

Drag Racing Champion
Location
United States
Ride
2018 R
Got a feeling my county is pretty close to ordering everybody non-essential to stay home. Desantis is still saying he doesn't want to do a state-wide shutdown, but there's already 13 counties/major cities that have done so. It's looking like we're next. They said they're going to vote in a day or two.
 

Charlotte.:R

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Charlotte
Ride
'18 Golf R 6MT
Got notified today that my company is extending mandatory WFH until at least 4-17, so another 3 weeks. School is closed until May-15.

What are you guys doing with your retirement portfolios? Staying the course or moving things around?
 

jay745

track sl00t
Location
Chicago
Ride
2 vw's
Got notified today that my company is extending mandatory WFH until at least 4-17, so another 3 weeks. School is closed until May-15.

What are you guys doing with your retirement portfolios? Staying the course or moving things around?
Going to withdrawal what's left to spend on whoors and blow since we're all going to die in a few months
 

Gptuners

New member
Location
KY
Ride
2019 GTI S
What are you guys doing with your retirement portfolios? Staying the course or moving things around?
Staying the course. I was about to use mine to buy a couple of years towards my retirement. I even stopped that purchase. It's dropped by half already. I look at it this way- the same is coming out of my paycheck each time, but I'm getting more stocks for the money. When prices rebound, I'll have a lot more.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Newbie
Location
FL
Got notified today that my company is extending mandatory WFH until at least 4-17, so another 3 weeks. School is closed until May-15.

What are you guys doing with your retirement portfolios? Staying the course or moving things around?
I you didn't move to bonds and cash pre crash, you really don't have much choice but to stay the course. If you did, then wait for the unemployment, retail number to hit and for businesses to figure out that you can't bully a virus into submission, and start buying at 15,000 when the second shoe drops.

When the DOW hit 29,000, I cashed out. No way that was based on reality when you look at the increase in private and public debt, weak GDP, and weakening retail. It was only a matter of time before the gross incompetence caught up with the economy. This is how I expected it, but it was coming either way.
 

Charlotte.:R

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Charlotte
Ride
'18 Golf R 6MT
I you didn't move to bonds and cash pre crash, you really don't have much choice but to stay the course. If you did, then wait for the unemployment, retail number to hit and for businesses to figure out that you can't bully a virus into submission, and start buying at 15,000 when the second shoe drops.

When the DOW hit 29,000, I cashed out. No way that was based on reality when you look at the increase in private and public debt, weak GDP, and weakening retail. It was only a matter of time before the gross incompetence caught up with the economy. This is how I expected it, but it was coming either way.
I moved to a cash position before the carnage. I have one advisor pushing bonds (corp debt) really hard, and another advisor saying closed-end funds. This is all new territory to me.
 
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