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by Syd
1 Apr 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 73
Views: 2032

Re: Amazon

Of course. But Farage et Al were condemning Chinese goods per se, regardless of quality. His issue was not about quality: I assume PPE would be made to standards. But simply it being Chinese. In theory medical devices should be made to a standard but in practice, especially outside of Europe and th...
by Syd
1 Apr 2020, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 73
Views: 2032

Re: Amazon

Talking of Apple products, it has been interesting seeing people - including very loudly a Mr Farage - getting all worked up about buying PPE stuff from China. They make their post on their iPhone, which is, of course , made in China. Mr Farage not long ago claimed that once we'd left the EU we cou...
by Syd
1 Apr 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 73
Views: 2032

Re: Amazon

Talking of Apple products, it has been interesting seeing people - including very loudly a Mr Farage - getting all worked up about buying PPE stuff from China. They make their post on their iPhone, which is, of course , made in China. Mr Farage not long ago claimed that once we'd left the EU we cou...
by Syd
31 Mar 2020, 9:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 73
Views: 2032

Re: Amazon

There are indeed two sides to every story. A firm which does not recognise unions does not want both sides to be heard, and we can be doubtful and cynical about its side. Amazon has either been subjected to large amounts of unjustified publicity about what a poor employer it is, or it is actually a...
by Syd
31 Mar 2020, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 73
Views: 2032

Re: Amazon

Amazon fires a worker who was speaking out. No unions at Amazon so the company knows it can do as it likes with little chance of any consequences. No wonder Amazon has to advertise on TV to try to convince people its a good place to work. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/03/31/amazon-fir...
by Syd
31 Mar 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 73
Views: 2032

Re: Amazon

Amazon fires a worker who was speaking out. No unions at Amazon so the company knows it can do as it likes with little chance of any consequences. No wonder Amazon has to advertise on TV to try to convince people its a good place to work. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/03/31/amazon-fir...
by Syd
31 Mar 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2061

Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

How many people are actually on a ventilator at the moment, what is the % of capacity being used currently across the UK, what is the % of capacity in your hospital right now? Is being on a ventilator an ICU recorded case? Do the documents I linked to tell a true/accurate picture or not, are these ...
by Syd
31 Mar 2020, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2061

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

A "shortcut" is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is being used at earlier stages in. the illness is beginning to improve prognosis and in many cases means the disease does not progress to the stage where ventilators are required. Much simpler to manufacture and cheaper. Now bein...
by Syd
31 Mar 2020, 6:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2061

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

Hardly surprising the company already making ventilators being negative about other companies having a go. They're in a niche market and suddenly a load of skilled engineers from across the manufacturing world and Formula one teams too are all looking into it. There's a chance one or more of them c...
by Syd
31 Mar 2020, 6:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2061

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

The shortage of ventilators was known long before, predictions for when we had high flu numbers stated that even countries like Canada were already going to be beyond the max capacity, https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-019-2616-1 and https://apps.who.int/gpmb/assets/annual_r...
by Syd
30 Mar 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2061

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

Typical CPAP machines are generally inefficient requiring high flow rates to achieve their goal. I’d be very interested to read the specs on the UCL / Mercedes unit to see if flows are reduced especially given the unvented facemask and exhalation filter which, in itself, provides an element of back ...
by Syd
30 Mar 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 606
Views: 15515

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Excellent! Going over the border! :D Talking of Scotland, and the border .......... We lived in Rosyth, Fife for some years from the early 1970s. The Forth Road Bridge opened in 1966 (I think) so it was a new crossing ................... except for the ferries of course. If we went shopping, and we...
by Syd
30 Mar 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2061

Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

The shortage of ventilators was known long before, predictions for when we had high flu numbers stated that even countries like Canada were already going to be beyond the max capacity, https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-019-2616-1 and https://apps.who.int/gpmb/assets/annual_r...
by Syd
30 Mar 2020, 6:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2061

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

I have had 2 Dyson vacuum cleaners. Never again as unreliable and unrepairable. I would put no faith in anything from that source. here's another reason to pause for thought: _111464240_dyson_closeup.jpg Now, I know I only did fizz, chem and maths at A level, not biog, but I do know that carbon mon...
by Syd
30 Mar 2020, 6:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51896

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

80% of Italian deceased have two or more existing ailments, it would seem atributing C.19 as cause of death is at epidemic levels everywhere at the moment. Even a UK coroner trying to fudge the numbers which a hospital are saying is incorrect :evil: https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/ So ...