Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Supremacy of Public Health

Peter Hitchens: Perhaps we will emulate the French or Italian states, which have returned to their despotic origins and reduced their populations to a sort of cowering serfdom, barely able to step into the street. I wonder whether there might … Continue reading

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Measuring Body Temperature

Some 15 or 20 years ago, when I was looking after my bedridden mother, I bought a digital thermometer to keep tabs on the temperature in her bedroom. I’ve still got it, and it’s still working. Last night it was … Continue reading

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War

Smoking is an idle time activity. Idle Theory was an inkling I had one sunny spring morning in 1975. I’d recently started building heat flow models at university, and was wondering how to judge whether one heating system was better … Continue reading

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How Bad Does It Get?

Evening Standard: UK coronavirus news LIVE: Boris Johnson to continue to lead coronavirus response from isolation Express: Boris made the announcement on Twitter. In a video posted from self-isolation he said: “I want to bring you up to speed with … Continue reading

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Transmissibility

ZeroHedge: Imperial College London’s Neil Ferguson – who originally estimated 500,000 deaths in the UK due to Coronavirus, now says that the virus will peak in just two or three weeks, and that UK deaths from the disease are now unlikely … Continue reading

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Simple Viral Infection Physics

After writing yesterday that I had two out of the three symptoms of Covid-19, I’d be interested to be tested: Millions of 15-minute home coronavirus tests are set to be available on the high street or for Amazon delivery to … Continue reading

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Imperial and Oxford Coronavirus Epidemiological Models

Some people think that the coronavirus has been in circulation for months. Sun: …a study by researchers at the University of Oxford claimed up to 50 per cent of the UK population may have already contracted the coronavirus. It suggests … Continue reading

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