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  1. Dr_Grip

    Random Thoughts....

    Somebody once told me The world is gonna roll me...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Finland's public health authority THL has given a statement to the government: More restrictions will only prolong the pandemic Tracking and tracing no longer has an effect Restrictions on high-risk events (which in THL lingo include bars, sadly) should be extended until hospital load eases...
  3. Dr_Grip

    Russia and Ukraine

    Russia can't afford an all-out war, not now where Western powers getting involved is a given. Putin is upping the ante until he gets some concessions in negotiations. I believe Putin hoped to sneak into Ukraine (and gain access to trade routes as well as oil) while the western World was...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Public broadcaster YLE has an interview with several healthcare authorities echoing these points. "At the moment, the situation looks moderately good, as the number of patients is not rising sharply now. The situation is not bright, but if we compare it with the biggest fears, then in that...
  5. Dr_Grip

    Post a pic of yourself

    I've never owned a steamer, but I've seen how magical they are back when working on fashion shoots.
  6. Dr_Grip

    Post a pic of yourself

    For the wrinkles, use a steamer. Otherwise, you look like a Metallica member's prom photo, in a positive way!
  7. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Sounds plausible as well. We'll see as more data comes in.
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I presume population density and geography plays a role here: in London we could see Omicron moving from quarter to quarter - and Tenerife may well be North Coast vs. South Coast. Similarly, we see New York (City and State) having peaked, while neighboring states still grow. Here in Finland...
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    Forum Suggestions/Issues

    Had the same problem but on Firefox desktop/work laptop and Firefox desktop/personal laptop. It has something to do with Twitter consent. IIRC the first time twitter tries to embed on the forum it asks for permission and if you deny... URLs it is.
  10. Dr_Grip

    Russia and Ukraine

    Sweden is moving troops to the baltic coast... Meanwhile,Finnish media argues that by sidelining the EU and doing direct US-Russia talks, the Biden administration is actually playing into Putin's hands.
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Didn't want to call you an anti-vaxxer or anything, just wanted to point out that this factoid only signifies super high vaccine coverage, and actually is a positive, as it can also be read as "150-ish deaths prevented in a single day". Regarding the rest - it shows that Australia is behind in...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    So, we are now about two months into the Omicron mess. What can we see? It's milder. For the first time ever, we see a variant that is milder than what we had before. And by now evidence is rolling in that it is not only due to population immunity, but also through the virus' main attack having...
  13. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Not replying to rants any more, just quickly pointing out a fact: With 95% VAX rate that hopefully is skewed towards 98% or more within the elderly and at-risk groups, this is to be expected. With next to no unvaccinated (who get even less due to their higher death rate), how shall they provide...
  14. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Agreed, this does not make any sense. But then again, I am not passing judgement. --- I was not referring to my own feeling of security, to make that clear, but to the fact that with a higher vax rate bars would be open (since load on hospitals would be waaaaay lower), while in reality they are...
  15. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    So why can Portugal drop restrictions in the midst of the Omicron wave while Finnish hospitals fill up? Vaccination rate! With 95+% vax rate, I'd be going to a bar tonight. Alas, that's not the case.
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    This just once again shows us that Omicron is spread across the population to an insane extend.
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Animal studies confirm that Omicron is shit at attacking lung cells, which may be the reason for less severity. In more real-life news, ten senior doctors at Finnish hospitals (which in a small country like this means bascially anyone with authority to speak up publicly) sent an open letter...
  18. Dr_Grip

    Mercedes EQXX concept

    I think @lip's point about the "2 minute recharge time" of petrol cars is key. For me, who almost exclusively drives long-distance, being able to do 800km without stopping and then have a extensive lunch break while the car charges sounds like it levels the playing ground between charging and...
  19. Dr_Grip

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    ICUs or "normal" wards? Normal wards are taking quite a beating in the HUS area as well. We have to keep in mind that the capacity reserved for Covid patients is 50 ICU beds / 20% of capacity nationwide. We have been slightly above the threshold for weeks. Also, it is entirely possible that...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I am positively surprised at how small the steps up are. Would have expected worse. But good news is, ICUs hold up, with occupation even dropping for the moment. EDIT: On the other hand, given how congested testing is, probably the jumps up are a lot steeper in reality.
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