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Using IHME Projection Data

Good video by Juan Brown, (BlancoLirio YouTube channel) Boeing 777 Pilot, normally discussing aviation incidents, but now talking straight about using Covid-19 data on IHME (healthdata.org) website. He does a good job of explaining complex, technical issues to the layman:




Juan is best guy I've seen in media to rationally discuss and explain aviation incidents, but also branched out to the Oroville dam water reservoir crisis several years ago, and CA wildfires, since he lives nearby high Sierras.

During the Covid-19 crisis he uses his very presentational skills on the crisis, which has drastically affected his pilot's job.


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Looking for something fun to do while in isolation with your dog?

Sypha and I did her trick dog novice title evaluation this weekend - via video! They are now allowing "virtual evaluations" for the trick dog titles, and there are tons of evaluators out there who are willing to do them. It's a fun thing to do with your dog, and you can earn a title (or two, or three, or...!). So Sypha now has her "TKN" title, pending AKC approval.

Want more information on the trick dog program? You can check it out on the AKC website here: https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/ If your dog has their CGC, you only need 5 additional tricks for the novice title. If not, it's 10 tricks, but I bet you all can teach 10...if I can, you can!


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That is on my list of things to do! Congrats, MC and Sypha!

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I'm probably overthinking but I know for novice you have to do each trick twice. Does it matter if you do them in succession or can you do it again at a different point in the video?

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I'm probably overthinking but I know for novice you have to do each trick twice. Does it matter if you do them in succession or can you do it again at a different point in the video?
Not sure if it matters? You could probably contact whoever your "virtual evaluator" is before you video....


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Honestly, when it come to trick titles, I prefer Do More With your Dog over the AKC program for the following reasons:

-There is a wider variety of tricks
-You can use tricks from higher levels at Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced
-You can use Advanced and Expert level tricks to count at as two tricks for Novice and Intermediate
-You can still use those tricks (with a new performance) at the level they are listed
-You can transfer your DMWYD titles to the equivalent AKC title through the Performer level, using your highest DMWYD title (NTD=TKN, ITD=TKI, ATD=TKA, and ETD=TKP)


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Perhaps esoteric, but I still find it worth a laugh:

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This a video I made today to show you all what Social Distancing is like here in East Central Indiana - Its terrible ! Trying to stay away from everybody - I have no idea what happened to the sound ! I changed cards and all seemed will till I down loaded it - well any way here is a drive around the block for me 5. 2 miles - left from the farm shop at Mom and Dads place then south then east then north then back west to our house . Will work on the sound more !


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Dropping this in hopes it may be useful for those who sew!

Anesthesiologist-approved homemade masks Homemade masks have been kicked around in some of the residency, EM, and student groups for a month or so and this is probably one of the more effective materials and patterns available. We all like this one as well but I, personally, thought it looked like a pain to make.


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Dropping this in hopes it may be useful for those who sew!

Anesthesiologist-approved homemade masks Homemade masks have been kicked around in some of the residency, EM, and student groups for a month or so and this is probably one of the more effective materials and patterns available. We all like this one as well but I, personally, thought it looked like a pain to make.
I will watch the first link.

So, I have some...opinions about masks, probably unpopular. I just don't think there is great science to back them for the general public. First, because most of them don't really block much, and secondly, more importantly, most people don't wear them properly. They touch them. They move them. They don't take them off properly. And, worst, they give people a false sense of security (I'm more protected, so I'll do things I wouldn't normally do!). And I say this from the perspective of having several relatives working in health care. I'm just kind of worried about the recommendation to wear masks, especially with the wide variety of homemade masks being made.

That said, I'm personally sewing some that are being donated to the elder care facilities my husband works for, because they are running VERY low on PPE. And that's so worrisome! "Better than nothing" is really scary. They work with the most vulnerable population, and they are relying on homemade, donated masks with varying levels of effectiveness. Some studies show it might be worse than nothing (although those generally evaluate the public, not trained medical personnel). The masks I'm making have an opening for a filter, assuming people can get one. There is some suggestion even a coffee filter improves effectiveness.

How is this the world we are living in???
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How is this the world we are living in???


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I will watch the first link.

So, I have some...opinions about masks, probably unpopular. I just don't think there is great science to back them for the general public. First, because most of them don't really block much, and secondly, more importantly, most people don't wear them properly. They touch them. They move them. They don't take them off properly. And, worst, they give people a false sense of security (I'm more protected, so I'll do things I wouldn't normally do!). And I say this from the perspective of having several relatives working in health care. I'm just kind of worried about the recommendation to wear masks, especially with the wide variety of homemade masks being made.

That said, I'm personally sewing some that are being donated to the elder care facilities my husband works for, because they are running VERY low on PPE. And that's so worrisome! "Better than nothing" is really scary. They work with the most vulnerable population, and they are relying on homemade, donated masks with varying levels of effectiveness. Some studies show it might be worse than nothing (although those generally evaluate the public, not trained medical personnel). The masks I'm making have an opening for a filter, assuming people can get one. There is some suggestion even a coffee filter improves effectiveness.

How is this the world we are living in???
Haha, we have the same opinion. I make a little "ssss" face seeing folks touching the fronts, doing weird things with gloves, ignoring distance, etc. There are tons of half-measured "guides" (fiberglass air filters! tshirts?!) out there that aren't offering enough information on masks having the best benefit of (barely) mitigating droplet spread from asymptomatic carriers. Effective donning and doffing can be a lot even in a healthcare setting so I can't imagine folks are adhering to that out and about or at home.

It's frustrating. Folks are feeling powerless and I'm sure making the thin, unfiltered masks feels good. But, without access to adequate context and guidance, things can easily get worse from simple good intentions. More than anything, I'd want retail and farmworkers to have good masks while the rest of us sit tight.

Stacked coffee filters work well too in the short term. At this point, I'm close to wear a mask just to be polite. The PM2.5 filters I wear for roasting coffee are too big for viral particles.
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I'm agreeing with you guys...from what I've seen, the masks may help protect OTHER people, I think mostly if you're coughing and actively producing droplets that are airborne. But if you're being good and staying home all of the time when you've got symptoms, and as much as possible when you don't, that is taken out of the equation.

They do not protect the person wearing the mask--mask adjustments, face touching, etc due to the masks actually increase the number of times you risk infecting yourself.
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Haha, we have the same opinion. I make a little "ssss" face seeing folks touching the fronts, doing weird things with gloves, ignoring distance, etc. There are tons of half-measured "guides" (fiberglass air filters! tshirts?!) out there that aren't offering enough information on masks having the best benefit of (barely) mitigating droplet spread from asymptomatic carriers. Effective donning and doffing can be a lot even in a healthcare setting so I can't imagine folks are adhering to that out and about or at home.

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Stacked coffee filters work well too in the short term. At this point, I'm close to wear a mask just to be polite. The PM2.5 filters I wear for roasting coffee are too big for viral particles.
Yes, exactly!!! The most important thing is to stay home as MUCH as you can, and to keep as much distance as possible when you are out. Yesterday I made my first grocery trip in a week, and went late at night. The store was pretty empty. Didn't wear a mask, didn't wear gloves, but sure didn't touch my face until I washed up! The thing is, with the contagion level...there really isn't much you CAN do except washing really well. The level of crazy some (average) people are doing is just...beyond.

I think this video kind of sums it up - it made me laugh, but it's true! There's no way to really do "enough" is there? You've always kind of touched something.... What are you honestly going to do? Strip off your clothes outside? I have friends that are leaving all their groceries sit for days, won't take the mail inside for days, scrubbing everything down...if we truly need that, then honestly, we're all getting sick and we all need to be in a bubble right now.


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I'm agreeing with you guys...from what I've seen, the masks may help protect OTHER people, I think mostly if you're coughing and actively producing droplets that are airborne. But if you're being good and staying home all of the time when you've got symptoms, and as much as possible when you don't, that is taken out of the equation.

They do not protect the person wearing the mask--mask adjustments, face touching, etc due to the masks actually increase the number of times you risk infecting yourself.
I do worry it will make it worse! Sigh. I saw what Bug posted about requiring masks to get on transit. I just don't know.

Minnesota is actually doing quite well right now with our infection rates simply with our stay at home orders....
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Nice vid.

Actually, one thing I do, though (and have for a long time) when I'm out and about, especially in public restrooms--as much as possible I open doors, turn on faucets, flush, etc with my shoulder or the back of my hands or forearm. I turn faucets off after I've washed my hands with a paper towel, if available.

And I use a paper towel to open the door to leave the restroom, and throw the towel in the trash (places are getting better about have a can on the inside but right next to the door so you can toss it in as you go out the door.)

I'm not a germaphobe at all, I don't think (I mean, can you really be one and stay sane when you have pets?), but I learned those habits somewhere and it makes sense to me. It isn't really any more effort.

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Well this - huh - well -- confession will make our friend MC shake her head -- I think - lol

God - to I tell you all this ?? Oh it's all right Ken - they all know your not right !

But we fall into that group that , when I do a online pickup - I back up in the spot - hit the button for the hatch - they load it - And then I'm gone - then get home - wipe everything down - good ! Bring it in - wipe down again on anything that goes in the fridg. then all the other stuff sits out here on the counter in my office for a few days , Plastics sit out for 3 days before I put them up .

We have not been in a store since March 2nd - and it may be till they find a vaccine before I go in another .

Nobody is aloud on the farm - other than anybody that is bring in supplies for planting season - had a load of 28 % come in yesterday afternoon , I was mowing the barn lots and lane - never talked to the driver ! Now friends - that was a first on this farm .

Yes - I just don't think with this you can be to careful

On the mask deal - I can see both points - But agree that what ? 80 to 90 percent don't know what they are doing with them , But , and you all may disagree with this one - Here on the farm - in the spring I have to wear chemical proof gloves -they come up half way to my elbows then I turn the ends down - like a cuff - that way why unhooking a hose or working on something above my head - the chemicals can only get to the cuff and not run on down on my elbow , So I used to wearing them and how to get them off - the right way - now if you don't want to touch your face - just a pair of these gloves - matter of fact - just got 3 new pair in the other day - and have been using them to unload the grocery's

Does anybody want to hear any happy news ???????

There may be a new Sister for Mr. B !

Due date -- May 7th !
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Single Man , With Purell and Lysol , Seeking Single Woman with toilet paper - for some good clean fun .

Gals ! Time for you to start dating us Older guys ! We can get you in the Grocery a hour sooner !
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Gals ! Time for you to start dating us Older guys ! We can get you in the Grocery a hour sooner !
Hey big boy!!!
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Thanks ALAN ! I was on the phone - Got there voice mail ! AND was LMAO when I --- Tried to leave the message ! I will mark that one up not to do when reading DT !
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I made a very hard phone call yesterday ! I called our breeder - I love talking to her !!! We had a great general talk and then I told her , there was another reason I called - With everything so uncertain , and we are doing our very best to stay healthy , but anything can happen - So I asked her IF we were to get sick , OR kicked the bucket , Would she take care of Mr. Business ? She assured me she would take good care of him , If we were to get sick , just make sure that others have her contact Number ! That is taken care of I told her . I really didn't want to make that call , Yet , I had to have a plan - it is for Kadin's best interest - We love him so and he has to be well taken care of . I can't say this for sure , just what I had put together , But Kadin and Cindy's husband was best Buds before we picked him up , took rides on the golf cart with Cindy - LOL And he is a Son of her bestest friend - Steel .

I'm telling you this as to have a plan for our love ones ( Dobers ) I will also tell yeah - that call was lots harder to make than I thought it would be , But so glad I made it = peace of mind

Be safe !

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I made a very hard phone call yesterday ! I called our breeder - I love talking to her !!! We had a great general talk and then I told her , there was another reason I called - With everything so uncertain , and we are doing our very best to stay healthy , but anything can happen - So I asked her IF we were to get sick , OR kicked the bucket , Would she take care of Mr. Business ? She assured me she would take good care of him , If we were to get sick , just make sure that others have her contact Number ! That is taken care of I told her . I really didn't want to make that call , Yet , I had to have a plan - it is for Kadin's best interest - We love him so and he has to be well taken care of . I can't say this for sure , just what I had put together , But Kadin and Cindy's husband was best Buds before we picked him up , took rides on the golf cart with Cindy - LOL And he is a Son of her bestest friend - Steel .

I'm telling you this as to have a plan for our love ones ( Dobers ) I will also tell yeah - that call was lots harder to make than I thought it would be , But so glad I made it = peace of mind

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We, of course, rely on our breeders to take our dogs if something should happen to us.

But we had some thoughts that in this situation it may be hard for both of our breeders to get here quickly because of the "stay at home" orders; neither is local. We have a long document set up with all the information on caring for our pets. How much they eat at each serving of which food. The doses they take of fish oil and joint supplement. Any medications. Their vet's contact information. Their petsitter's contact information. What trainers could be contacted for emergency help. Friends names and phone numbers who could help in an emergency situation. It's incredibly detailed. This is on Google docs, so it's easily shared and accessed by multiple people. I have currently shared it/allowed access to four different family members. If Chris and I should both become sick - even simply too sick to care for our pets for days at a time - someone would have to come in and know those detailed directions for taking care of the animals. Now there are four people who are backups for us. And, if a terrible, terrible situation happened, four people have the information for immediate care (and local help), and the contact information to get them back to their breeders.

I think everyone should have plans for their pets. And not just because of this situation. I've seen far too many animals fall through the cracks because people assumed their family would take care of them if something happened.
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We have a written plan laid out - came up with it when we started going away 2 weeks every summer. The dog and cat would be separated, but they'd end up in very caring homes with people who are used to caring for them.

The cat would have a few people banging down my friend's door if she couldn't take him, and Ripley has a few options lined up should my MIL end up unable to keep her.

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ECIN: The video kinda jibes with my memories of driving through Indiana

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