Re: COVID19 group A and group B sharing strategy.
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2020, 01:24:31 PM »
Instead of lending out equipment, they could bring patients to where currently not needed equipment is. They do that between  France and Germany.
perhaps for modest distances.

We could outfit empty cruise ships with ventilaotrs and make them floating ICUs, but limited to servicing areas on either coast.

Perhaps specially outfitted buses with modular respirator bays to serve as movable emergency ICUs... not very comfortable and would require specialized air filtering and sanitation but not crazy, just unlikely.

Instead we appear on a path to end up with excess respirator capacity, or not enough leading to perhaps avoidable deaths.  Not much time for linear solutions.
Could check for antibodies via simple blood sample. I read the Brits were working on a gadget for distribution to households via Amazon. But not definite yet, since no proof that it actually works. So maybe just part of 'please all stay calm'-news strategy? But at least, it sounds soothing.

Also, the Chinese say they tested monkeys and seem to have found that once recovered, those monkeys did not  contract the infection again. Unfortunately there's no link to the study in this article in Japanese:

The claim is that there is no reinfection, which would be nice, but cases of test being negative, yet patient not fully recovered,, so resurgence. -- Study about Diamond Princess points to the same.
we need to learn more and quickly.

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Re: COVID19 group A and group B sharing strategy.
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2020, 01:01:20 AM »
This actually a way for the ships to provide income and retro fit with ventilators and treat as a war like effort to be ready in 4 weeks or less.   I like the idea.   Couple in New York .   California, Washington , and where ever they can deliver.  Better than doing nothing and multipurpose.  2k or more beds per shop.  And quarantine.


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