Tag: isolate

March 13, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Tracing Coronavirus: contact tracing to stop disease spread  dates  from 1854, when Dr. John Snow traced London’s cholera source to a Soho water pump.  No need to reveal personal details of a worker with the virus, but warn others at risk quickly, so they act suitably.  UK response has gone from Contain to Delay, so…

March 11, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Isolate Coronavirus: how does isolating ourselves stop the spread?  The maths of contagion applies.  Minimize the contact each carrier of the virus has with others, to reduce the number who can be infected.  Reduce personal interactions to zero & the outbreak will end.  Miss the meeting to miss the bug Guessed the Word?     …

March 10, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Stockpile Coronavirus fears driving stockpiles.  Governments aren’t immune & have previously hoarded:  raisins, helium & rubber (USA), maple syrup (Canada), pork (China), butter, milk & wine (EU), sugar (USA & China), cotton (China & India).  Better to devise supply-chain contingency plans, & partner with others, than try to guess what stock to pile & how…

March 6, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Rounds Coronavirus: how many will get it & in which round?  If R (reproduction no.) is the average number of people who get infected from 1 new case, with R2 (each new case infects 2 others) after 5 rounds, we have 32 new cases.  If it’s R3, after 5 rounds we have 243 new cases. …