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by wvcbxl
Fri May 29, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a badge did this time...
Replies: 800
Views: 89616

Re: Guess what an idiot with a badge did this time...



Unreal - I guess it's taking the Kim Yong-Un worship to a whole new level.
by wvcbxl
Thu May 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Not that it will matter to those who don't wanna know, but I find this impressive: https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2562261/
by wvcbxl
Mon May 25, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

UV Light is how a local video gear rental company is sanitizing their equipment after use. Interesting idea. UV tech used to kill viruses and bacteria has been around a long time, it was always considered expensive (equipment) or untrusted (for stupid reasons). Just to be clear: we're talking UV-C ...
by wvcbxl
Wed May 13, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Beer Thread 2.0
Replies: 253
Views: 25547

Re: Beer Thread 2.0

I think a big part of the problem is that recipes don't scale up linearly. A good example of this is Oberon. When it was small batch, it was amazing. Then bells ramped up production, and it lost that potent orange flavor, tasting more like a horsefeathers macro brew. It took a while, but it would a...
by wvcbxl
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

How is Sweden doing? I read an April 20 article saying they have 10 times the deaths as Norway and Finland. Anything newer then this(?): https://www.businessinsider.com/how-sweden-and-norway-handled-coronavirus-differently-2020-4 That ratio seems to be holding: Situation update for the EU/EEA and t...
by wvcbxl
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

In Belgium, the crisis management team is taking a lot of heat for including the "probable cases" in the nursing homes because "it makes us look bad abroad" (i.e. making us top in Trump's graph the other day). They resisted cooking the numbers and from that NYT piece it seems the...
by wvcbxl
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Rants
Topic: Covid rants
Replies: 26
Views: 1385

Re: Covid rants

No Oktoberfest in Munich this autumn - it is now officially time to revolt!
by wvcbxl
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)



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by wvcbxl
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I'm interested to see how population effects the fact that we will soon have the most cases. US population: 331 million - 454,615 Covid Cases - 1,373 cases per million UK, Italy, Germany, France, Spain: 323 million - 590,077 Covid cases - 1,942 cases per million Edit: Just saw that David was simult...
by wvcbxl
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

This is the first I've seen of the serological studies we've been waiting for. It's in Dutch so it's laurens' time to shine. https://www.sst.dk/-/media/Udgivelser/2020/Corona/Status-og-strategi/COVID19_Status-6-uge.ashx?la=da&hash=6819E71BFEAAB5ACA55BD6161F38B75F1EB05999 They found antibodies i...
by wvcbxl
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I saw a quote from a new york urgent care doctor who said basically everyone who came in to urgent care for any reason was found positive for coronavirus. anecdotal and perhaps meaningless. In Brussels, they ran the same thing (test everyone, even the appendicitis/broken leg cases) and the number w...
by wvcbxl
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

minnesotacubsfan wrote:not quite, from what I understand. Belgians are nearly perfectly formed while Brussels are rounder. I think the dough is different too.


Just the other way around, actually.
Brussels are perfect rectangles with lighter dough; Liègeois are roughly oval, thicker and made from a heavier dough.
by wvcbxl
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Y'all can probably find an American equivalent :wink:

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by wvcbxl
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

What’s the recommendation for material for these masks? Cotton. Using things like bandannas and t-shirts are fine if someone can't buy masks (though just take a look at somewhere like Etsy; you'll find scores of sellers selling re-usable, washable cotton masks). You can use poly blends, too. Some o...
by wvcbxl
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Just in case anyone was still in doubt about the effect of lockdowns: after 17 days, the number of Covid19 cases in Belgian hospitals is finally going down (because more people are being discharged then new cases being admitted). ICU capacity is holding firm too. The trick will be to resist the temp...
by wvcbxl
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36839
Views: 1972017

Re: Politics & Current Events

NonProfitCow wrote:


The textbook:
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by wvcbxl
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2020 Schedule Released
Replies: 32
Views: 4229

Re: 2020 Schedule Released

London games have been cancelled. :(
by wvcbxl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

A 12yr old girl died as a result of Covid19 yesterday in Belgium. :( https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2020/03/31/a-further-98-people-including-a-12-year-old-girl-die-of-covid-1/ The octogenerian mother of my partner was discharged from hospital earlier today having recovered from a Covid19 lung infectio...
by wvcbxl
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

The Netherlands is almost at full ICU capacity and has started to mpove patients across the border to nearby German hospitals.
by wvcbxl
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Belgium’s lockdown has been extended until 05/03 (well officially until 04/19 with an automatic option, but that is just for show). I had to go to Brussels yesterday to pick up some masks for my gf (she has a nursing tour in the weekends) and the city was almost empty with very few cars or people ou...
by wvcbxl
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

TIL that Germany performs half a million tests per week. :bow:
by wvcbxl
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Politicians taking a step back is actually a good idea: Coronavirus crisis brings fragmented Brussels together Having seen a number of "political leaders" on television, I completely agree with this clip: But one area where Belgium might serve as a useful example to other countries is in i...
by wvcbxl
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Music Thread 2.0
Replies: 2310
Views: 191883

Re: Music Thread 2.0

RIP Manu Dibango, COVID-19 victim. :(
by wvcbxl
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2430
Views: 70590

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

For other countries that have done similar 'shutdowns' like much of the US has done, have they been stricter about enforcing this than it seems like we have? In Belgium the answer is yes. Hundreds are being fined for breaking the lockdown rules. The beaches were deserted this weekend, and police ar...

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