Tag: spread

August 5, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Xylella Another virulent infection with no cure striking fear across the world: Xylella.  Has dessicated 23,000 hectares of olive groves in S. Italy.  Now in France, Germany & Spain.  R rate of 19.  Spread by insects & infected plant imports.  520 UK species at risk, especially  olive, coffee plants, lavender, grapevines, cherry, almond, oak.  Early…

March 27, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Need Coronavirus: when we need people to comply, 2 ways work:  Monitor them & punish those who break the rules.  Or give them the facts, earn their trust, & they will do the right thing.  Billions of people wash their hands – not because they’re being watched, but because they know it stops the spread…

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 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. …

February 5, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Spread The great English spread: Marmite.  Invented in 1902 from spent brewer’s yeast & still made today.  Nutritious black savoury paste enjoyed on toast.  Most-confiscated item at British airports, so comes in 70g travel size since 2015, & in limited-edition versions – new sales for traditional product!  Included in soldiers’ rations in both World Wars &…

January 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Outbreak Outbreak outlook 2020: the bugs will spread.  Now that a keyboard can do more damage than a gunship, we overlook the most devastating enemy – contagious disease.  During World War 1, flu killed more people than warfare.  Firms need to put up their own defences against disruption & loss, as governments can’t do much. …