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by Dan Knapp
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 152
Views: 24051

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Dennis, I am able to get the WSJ article by just clicking on the Apple news link, and I don’t have a WSJ subscription. I don’t know why it won’t work for you. I am not able to get into the WSJ web site directly.
by Dan Knapp
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 152
Views: 24051

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Something that has concerned me even more than the current pandemic itself is what it has revealed as a major gap in our national security preparedness. We are indeed very vulnerable to a biological attack; and six months into this pandemic, we still have major gaps in our response. We have no clear...
by Dan Knapp
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 152
Views: 24051

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

This is a good WSJ story summarizing what we know about fatality rates at this point:
https://apple.news/A09wG6f_9REuVyhn6vEViTw
by Dan Knapp
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 152
Views: 24051

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

This paper on the surface is indeed disturbing, but reading some of the discussion on the medrxiv posting gives some hope that it may not be as bad news as it sounds. Immunology is not one of my strong points, but it sounds like there could still be hope for acquired or vaccine derived immunity.
by Dan Knapp
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 152
Views: 24051

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Given that my area (Charleston, SC) has been jockeying over the last week or so with Bahrain for the position of third most rapidly growing infection level in the world, there does not appear to be an end in site any time soon here. Our governor, apparently drawing upon experience from our college y...
by Dan Knapp
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Research facility construction
Replies: 52
Views: 4374

Re: Research facility construction

In reference to Richard’s post regarding a separate building for woodworking, I wanted to mention that it is possible to have a woodworking shop and a machine shop coexist with a good dust collection system. My shop is a two car garage space with machine shop on one side and woodworking on the other...
by Dan Knapp
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Edwards Pirani Gauge + Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 4025

Re: Edwards Pirani Gauge + Controller

Read the rules for joining the forum.
by Dan Knapp
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 152
Views: 24051

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

The solution to the testing problem is to use pooled testing in the form of monitoring virus RNA levels in sewage. This is being done increasingly across the country and internationally, but it needs to be a nationally coordinated effort. A group at the University of Utah recently demonstrated predi...
by Dan Knapp
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 152
Views: 24051

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Am I hearing this correctly? Some are arguing that a for profit company is throwing away money by reusing a booster rocket just so the young people can claim they did better than the old people? Is there no wonder we are regarded as crotchety old farts?
by Dan Knapp
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 152
Views: 24051

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Death numbers are problematic also. It is generally accepted that COVID-19 associated deaths are being undercounted. Total deaths are way up over normally expected numbers, with the increase being much greater than the total deaths attributed to COVID. It is going to get even more difficult as case ...