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Coxsackie virus, maybe new york is just more susceptible

Coxsackie virus was first isolated from human feces in the town of Coxsackie, N.Y., in 1948 by G. Dalldorf. Coxsackie virus is also written as coxsackievirus in some publications.

Coxsackievirus is a member of the Picornaviridae family of viruses in the genus termed Enterovirus. Coxsackieviruses are subtype members of Enterovirus that have a single strand of ribonucleic acid (RNA) for its genetic material. The enteroviruses are also referred to as picornaviruses

Jeez, note the similarities with covid 19: Type B viruses cause epidemic pleurodynia (fever, lung, and abdominal pain with headache that lasts about two to 12 days and resolves). Epidemic pleurodynia is also termed Bornholm disease. There are six serotypes of coxsackievirus B (1-6, with B 4 considered by some researchers as a possible cause of diabetes in a number of individuals).

coxsackieviruses are contagious person to person. These viruses are transmitted mainly by the fecal-oral route and by respiratory aerosols. Droplets containing viruses that land on objects like toys or utensils may occasionally transmit the viruses indirectly to uninfected individuals.

How long are coxsackieviruses contagious?
Coxsackieviruses are most contagious during the first week of symptoms. However, viable virus microbes have been found in respiratory tracts for up to three weeks and then in feces up to eight weeks after initial infection, but during this time, the viruses are less contagious.

https://www.medicinenet.com/coxsackie_virus/article.htm

Good news is it doesn't appear to be fatal, or at least not highly so.




Posted by jimmy the one | Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:55 AM (8 replies)

You can drink bleach, if diluted

I have seen on clorox style plastic bleach containers a 50 to 1 ratio to clarify cloudy or suspect water. However, follow CDC guidelines below.
Also hydrogen peroxide is a bleach and you can gargle with a half water, half hydrogen peroxide solution, before spitting it out. Go check your hydrogen peroxide bottle.
Drinking 150 proof whiskey or rum solution (in 'shot glasses') also can have positive affects if taken 'in moderation', since it's known to kill harmful gut bacteria, and beer has been drunk for centuries as a better alternative to (unbleached!) water which back then could cause outbreaks of gut disease.

How Much Bleach Is OK to Drink?
According to the U.S. EPA, drinking water should contain no more than four ppm (parts per million) chlorine. Municipal water supplies commonly deliver between 0.2 and 0.5 ppm chlorine. When bleach is added to water for emergency disinfection, it is highly diluted. Suggested dilution ranges from the Centers for Disease Control are eight drops of bleach per gallon of clear water up to 16 drops per gallon of cloudy water
Adding bleach to water is an effective way to make it safe to use as drinking water. Drinking undiluted bleach can kill you.


Note that highly diluted bleach can be another matter entirely. It is common practice to add a small amount of bleach to water to make it potable. The concentration is enough that the water has a slight chlorine (swimming pool) smell and taste but does not cause any harmful health effects.
 If it does, the concentration of bleach very likely is too high. Avoid adding bleach to water that contains acids, such as vinegar. The reaction between bleach and vinegar, even in a diluted solution, releases irritating and potentially dangerous chlorine and chloramine vapors.

https://www.thoughtco.com/is-it-safe-to-drink-bleach-606151
Posted by jimmy the one | Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:07 AM (22 replies)

how about a mock baseball league

(x posted from sports)
Baseball is not really a contact sport, as are hockey, football, soccer, & basketball. Players do not get close to other players as constantly in the latter 4 sports.
It appears more likely the major league baseball season will be cancelled this year.
In its stead and for morale, a 'mock baseball league' could be played, including a mock world series.

Teams could opt in or out, as well as players. Volunteer players could be drawn from both major and minor leagues, using existing team logos etc, IE yankees dodgers et al.
Players would need all be tested for corona virus 19, using the 15 minute test, prior to each game, sit 6 ft apart in dugouts, and wear masks at all times.
Base stealing would be disallowed so infielders need not hold runners, as well as hit and run disallowed, with maybe 3 step leadoff only until ball is hit.
Play in minor league parks perhaps, no attendance. Play in safer areas. Might be safer to play here than walk the streets in town or city, eh?
Have a 30 to 40 game season, 2 games per week, televised, something to watch live rather than flashbacks to eye rolling settled playoffs from the past.
No wildcards, 3 game playoffs for top 4 teams, and a 7 game world series.

Take me home to the ball game, stay away from the crowd.
Posted by jimmy the one | Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:58 AM (1 replies)

Mock Baseball League Needed

Baseball is not really a contact sport, as are hockey, football, soccer, & basketball. Players do not get close to other players as constantly in the latter 4 sports.
It appears more likely the major league baseball season will be cancelled this year.
In its stead and for morale, a 'mock baseball league' could be played, including a mock world series.

Teams could opt in or out, as well as players. Volunteer players could be drawn from both major and minor leagues, using existing team logos etc, IE yankees dodgers et al.
Players would need all be tested for corona virus 19, using the 15 minute test, prior to each game, sit 6 ft apart in dugouts, and wear masks at all times.
Base stealing would be disallowed so infielders need not hold runners, as well as hit and run disallowed, with maybe 3 step leadoff only until ball is hit.
Play in minor league parks perhaps, no attendance. Play in safer areas. Might be safer to play here than walk the streets in town or city, eh?
Have a 30 to 40 game season, 2 games per week, televised, something to watch live rather than flashbacks to eye rolling settled playoffs from the past.
No wildcards, 3 game playoffs for top 4 teams, and a 7 game world series.

Posted by jimmy the one | Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:53 AM (3 replies)
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