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Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By skookum

When riding the Great Divide, we often...

When riding the Great Divide, we often encountered local people who asked us what we thought of Trump. My buddy would reply "We don't talk politics. We talk about the weather, the beautiful scenery,...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,823
Posted By skookum

Rode the Northern extension of the GDMBR from...

Rode the Northern extension of the GDMBR from Hinton south to the 1A highway. 460 km, it took us seven days of riding. Its as tough as any of the original Great divide sections, but the routefinding...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By skookum

Just drove through Banff and Jasper, then cycled...

Just drove through Banff and Jasper, then cycled the Forestry Trunk Road (gravel, gravel and more gravel.)

Most of the national park campgrounds were closed, Wapiti and Snaring in Jasper were open...
09-10-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

Some informed comment on the adverse event that...

Some informed comment on the adverse event that halted the Astra Zeneca covid 19 vaccine trial.



In the Pipeline...
09-09-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By skookum

My understanding, from living in a cold country,...

My understanding, from living in a cold country, is don't let the battery freeze solid, and don't charge it if the temperature is around freezing. Bring it somewhere warmer to charge.
A lithium...
09-08-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

The SCMP is a fairly reliable source, certainly...

The SCMP is a fairly reliable source, certainly better than other outlets that are often quoted like the Daily Mail.

I do agree with your comments, it is basically a CEO hyping his company's...
09-07-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

The Chinese claim to have an effective vaccine...

The Chinese claim to have an effective vaccine based on results of an emergency use scheme.


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Forum: Touring
08-30-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,163
Posted By skookum

In the first pic he appears to have panniers. So...

In the first pic he appears to have panniers. So bicycle touring. In the second, he doesn't, so bike packing.
30 years ahead of his time, he was.
Forum: Touring
08-29-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,163
Posted By skookum

I saw a couple of guys with "yuge" backpacks and...

I saw a couple of guys with "yuge" backpacks and mountain bikes at a trailhead a couple of days ago. It looked uncomfortable. The geezers say "load your bike, not your back", but whatever.

Get on...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,163
Posted By skookum

No. The hipsters who are into bike packing,...

No.

The hipsters who are into bike packing, don't have bikes that will take racks and panniers. Besides that gear is totally uncool.


The geezers who have bike toured all over the world and...
08-22-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By skookum

Russia has decided to do phase III trials on its...

Russia has decided to do phase III trials on its potential coronavirus vaccine


CNN (https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/20/health/russia-coronavirus-vaccine-trials-40000-intl-bn/index.html)
08-22-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By skookum

Avoid the three C's. Crowds, closed spaces and...

Avoid the three C's. Crowds, closed spaces and close contact.

The virus thrives on what makes us human, face to face social contact.
08-20-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By skookum

What do you think uptake of the vaccine (should...

What do you think uptake of the vaccine (should there be one) will be in America?

Here (Alberta) flu vaccine uptake struggles to reach 40% despite heavy promotion and it being totally free to...
08-11-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By skookum

Some commentary on the Russian vaccine: ...

Some commentary on the Russian vaccine:



In the Pipeline (https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2020/08/11/the-russian-vaccine)
08-10-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By skookum

As was pointed out before there was a swine flu...

As was pointed out before there was a swine flu vaccine developed within months after the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_swine_flu_pandemic_vaccine
07-31-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,765
Posted By skookum

It's sad to hear when anyone dies before their...

It's sad to hear when anyone dies before their time. Herman Cain was not the kind of person I would have supported,
yet it is sad, to see somebody die (partly?) because of their support of a...
07-29-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,529
Posted By skookum

Just another bad take on HCL by someone who has...

Just another bad take on HCL by someone who has all the credentials but comes off sounding like a quack.



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Science Based Medicine (http://That being said, it’s amazing how much...
07-27-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

A possible bottleneck in the implemenmtation of...

A possible bottleneck in the implemenmtation of vaccines, should one become available, is the production of glass vials.



In the Pipeline...
07-26-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

It wasn't that funny.

It wasn't that funny.
07-26-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

I am going to be pedantic and point out that a...

I am going to be pedantic and point out that a light year is a measure of distance, not time.
07-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

The only way for the US to close that 7 year gap...

The only way for the US to close that 7 year gap will be to get rid of all health and safety regs regarding coronavirus vaccines and treatments.
07-25-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

They are not light years ahead of the rest of the...

They are not light years ahead of the rest of the world. They just decided to offer it to military personnel and employess of some state owned companies BEFORE it has completed phase III trials....
07-25-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By skookum

The primary way it spreads is breathing somebody...

The primary way it spreads is breathing somebody else's breath. Its not hard to imagine that in a pace line, but in other cycling situations , probably not. Touchable surfaces is another situation....
07-15-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

The idea is that in the absence of a vaccine,...

The idea is that in the absence of a vaccine, herd immunity is the only thing that will slow the growth of the virus in a population.







So, not a panacea, but the only way to see the end...
07-15-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Article in The Atlantic...

Article in The Atlantic (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/07/herd-immunity-coronavirus/614035/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share)[h1]
07-15-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,317
Posted By skookum

It must be a conspiracy! You're just not thinking...

It must be a conspiracy! You're just not thinking hard enough.
07-15-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,317
Posted By skookum

Its completely natural and organic, like every...

Its completely natural and organic, like every other pathogen out there.

If you can figure out how it spreads, you can stop the transmission. If you actually do something about it.
07-07-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By skookum

I thought the nextstrain genomic epidemiology...

I thought the nextstrain genomic epidemiology data put a fairly definite limit on when the first case in the US could have arrived?

Its pretty fashionable to claim you were sick late last fall or...
07-07-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By skookum

There you go, you could join the PLA and get a...

There you go, you could join the PLA and get a covid19 vaccine quicker.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/health/china-coronavirus-military-vaccine-intl-hnk-scli/index.html
07-07-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By skookum

Some comment on the airborne transmission...

Some comment on the airborne transmission dispute. Much of it appears to be about terminology.

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https://haicontroversies.blogspot.com/2020/07/a-tiresome-spat.html
07-07-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By skookum

Yup. Runny nose, stuffed up sinuses. I feel like...

Yup. Runny nose, stuffed up sinuses. I feel like I need a covid test every day.
07-07-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By skookum

Friends organizing an event, restricted...

Friends organizing an event, restricted attendance to those who had been tested within 72 hours. Not foolproof, obviously, but lessens the risk.
07-07-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By skookum

28% higher. I thought it might be more than that....

28% higher. I thought it might be more than that. Good to see an actual number.
07-05-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Is herd immunity a concept that does not apply in...

Is herd immunity a concept that does not apply in the case of ebola? Serious question.
07-05-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Okay. Why does it burn out then?

Okay. Why does it burn out then?
07-04-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Yes, Ebola is a very different virus. The R...

Yes, Ebola is a very different virus.

The R nought is thought to be close to 2, so that suggests a herd immunity rate of about 50%. The CFR is about 50% so half of people infected will die.Brutal....
07-04-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Good question. What are your thoughts? I honestly...

Good question. What are your thoughts? I honestly don't know. What do you think?
07-04-20, 07:27 PM
07-04-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

that medical news article is mentioned in this...

that medical news article is mentioned in this Reason article (https://reason.com/2020/07/02/is-the-covid-19-pandemic-self-flattening-or-will-it-grind-relentlessly-on/)


The article also...
07-01-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By skookum

Vaccine progress

Overview of vaccine progress as of June 30.

Chemistry World (https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/explainer-how-is-the-vaccine-pipeline-for-covid-19-looking/4012068.article)
07-01-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Learn to express yourself clearly or be forever...

Learn to express yourself clearly or be forever ignored.
07-01-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Twitter thread by Nicholas Christakis, referring...

Twitter thread by Nicholas Christakis, referring to possible herd immunity in Ischgl, Austria, source of one of the early covid 19 outbreaks.




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07-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

You would probably get a better response if you...

You would probably get a better response if you could construct a coherent post. I think you might have some interesting points there but I am not sure. Its too difficult to parse.Or it might be just...
07-01-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By skookum

Looks like Oregon is doing pretty well. Should be...

Looks like Oregon is doing pretty well. Should be able to manage it with test, trace, isolate.
06-30-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,712
Posted By skookum

This woman obviously has some issues she is...

This woman obviously has some issues she is dealing with perhaps mental health related.
I'm not sure circulating videos of her freaking out is helping anybody, certainly not her.
06-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,340
Posted By skookum

Its not just increased testing. In Florida for...

Its not just increased testing. In Florida for example the test positivity rate has gone from around 3% to 15% in the last month. However the median age of newly infected people has dropped into the...
06-30-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,340
Posted By skookum

This stuff is really bonkers.. In Italy it...

This stuff is really bonkers..

In Italy it was Chinese sweatshop workers, but in Wuhan it was incinerator air pollution and 5G, and in NYC it was Democrats faking death certificates for big buck...
06-30-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Herd immunity article: The Tricky Math of...

Herd immunity article:

The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for COVID-19 (https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-tricky-math-of-covid-19-herd-immunity-20200630/)
06-27-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,555
Posted By skookum

They especially love the bugs that live in cow...

They especially love the bugs that live in cow poop.
06-27-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,094
Posted By skookum

Thats what we need. A more lethal disease.

Thats what we need. A more lethal disease.
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