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In Topic: Coronavirus

03 April 2020 - 10:38 AM

Crowd sourcing anosmia as a way of tracking.


Encourage everyone in the world with access to the internet to report whether they can or cannot smell. Make it easy for them to do so. Find widely admired people with big social-media followings to make short videos on the subject — at the bottom of which there’d be a simple button that allows anyone watching to report their sense of smell. Go viral with the virus. Before long you’d have a pile of data that smart analysts could use to map it, and evaluate its risks. The results might not be perfect, but they were far better than what we have now in any rich country and far better than what they might ever have in countries with fewer resources.
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In Topic: Coronavirus

03 April 2020 - 09:53 AM

Some interesting developments on the widespread population tracking efforts. First, China's AI and smart glasses to measure fevers.
Next, Singapore's contact tracing using blue tooth.

In Topic: Coronavirus

03 April 2020 - 09:44 AM

At least there is some decent news. Social distancing really does work. About Kinsa' temperature mapping.


“I’m very impressed by this,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a preventive medicine expert at Vanderbilt University. “It looks like a way to prove that social distancing works.”

“But it does shows that it takes the most restrictive measures to make a real difference,” he added.
For some hard-hit cities, Kinsa also sent The New York Times fever data plotted on a timeline of restrictions enacted by mayors or governors.

Those graphs, Dr. Schaffner noted, showed that simply declaring a state of emergency or limiting the size of public gatherings did not affect the number of people reporting fevers.

But closing restaurants and bars and asking people to stay in their homes produced dramatic results in all three cities.

For example, in Manhattan, reports of fevers steadily rose during early March, despite a declaration of emergency on March 7 and an order on March 12 that public gatherings be restricted to less than 500 people.

Here is the Kinsa site we have referenced before, but well worth bookmarking.
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In Topic: Guns

02 April 2020 - 07:26 PM

I bet it's a bunch of folks that didn't have guns to begin with. Be interesting to see the info on that.

In Topic: Political humor

02 April 2020 - 09:20 AM

Andy. One of his better.