Candid Journal Entry 5

         Another day, another increase in the number of cases in the State of Utah. This time, it featured a community leader, and a young woman in her 20s. One was well into his seventies, the other is in the high risk group. You can read more here:

https://www.ksl.com/article/46736510/father-says-stay-home-after-24-year-old-daughter-dies-from-covid-19

         The state website now offers a new statistic: hospitalization. In short, about 10% of the confirmed cases require hospitalization. Does the state even have enough ICU beds to accommodate such number? Digging around, I am not finding the exact answer.

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         One source claims that there are only about 500 ICU beds (out of 5000 total) for the entire state at this moment. Another cited about 1.8 bed per 1000 residents. By the way, that number is well below the national average of 2.4, and Italy has 3.2. Granted, Utah only has about 3.2 million residents. I guess we shall see.

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         Among the new stats, it is somewhat alarming to see that people aged 25-44 comprise of most of the cases. At the same time, it made sense that most of the hospitalizations fell under the 45-64 range.

         In case you are wondering, men make up a slight majority of the cases right now. They are about 54.2% of the total confirmed cases as of today. That's not a huge difference, although I've heard otherwise in other parts of the world.

Meanwhile in real life

         Are you interested in N95 respirators? Here's a company that delivers them.

https://www.calpaclab.com/r95-particulate-respirator-with-valve-gasket-adjustable-pack-5/ger-1840-5pk

         There's a purchase limit of two units, which is about 10 masks. At $65 for 5 masks, they are a bit pricey. But, if you want to gather some supplies for yourself or a small-sized family, it's an outlet.

         If you want to clean and reuse the masks, I don't have a good news for you. Although, there has been some research on the matter. Duke University has been using vaporized hydrogen peroxide (not your liquid form). Turns out such decontaminating method is viable.


         Anyhow, if the pattern holds, we won't see the curve flattening out or going down for another few weeks.

         Stay safe out there.

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Why do they never list the number of people who have recovered from it? That would be a really nice statistic to see more often. I have a group of colleagues who are 3D printing masks to use with the N95 Respirators. Basically, you cut the filter and place it in the 3D printed mask. You can get six masks out of a N95 filter that would normally only be 1 mask. It is kind of cool.

That's because there aren't anyone who's recovered in Utah yet.

It takes a few weeks for the disease to manifest. Some require hospitalisation after.

Give it another few weeks.

hi @enforcer48

I just received your unpleasent and saddening message on discord (and I cannot reply since you already blocked me).

LeonisToday at 10:16
The fact that you are willing to support @bullionstackers, a known abuser is where I draw the line.
Please. Never talk to me again

Seriously? Are you really telling me not to ever talk to you again because I replied to someone who I hardly know and who is your enemy? Does it make sense at all?

I know nothing about bullion and his past. And judging me because of action of someone else (someone I hardly know) is simply sad.

I naturally will respect your wish, since you just proved how LITTLE OUR FRIENDSHIP meant to you.

Regards, Piotr

I could never tell if you are willfully ignorant or simply disingenuous? But, I am genuinely surprised that you took the time to reach out.

LITTLE OUR FRIENDSHIP

I would be careful of wording our previous relationship as such. Good luck in your future endeavors.

In the grand scheme of things, my existence should not affect what you are trying to accomplish.

Hi @enforcer48

I could never tell if you are willfully ignorant or simply disingenuous?

You can call me ignorant. However I cannot know everyone and I don't care much about flag wars happening around.

I care about finding support to efforts done by myself and others from project.hope.

I don't know many people who you may consider abusers - same as you probably don't know all people who I dislike.

In the grand scheme of things, my existence should not affect what you are trying to accomplish.

You indeed are right. However it's sad to lose relationship which I foolishly considered online frienship with some degree of mutual trust. For reason I absolutely do not understand.

All the best to you as too,
Over and out, Piotr