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by redskies
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Lockdown?
Replies: 144
Views: 6427

Re: Lockdown?

This might help explain why things are being taken out of online delivery baskets?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... deliveries
by redskies
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Lockdown?
Replies: 144
Views: 6427

Re: Lockdown?

My one and only bus has stopped. No buses anywhere near this village now. I begin to feel isolated now.. If anything happens to the husband then I might as well be on the moon :shock: :mrgreen: Same with our buses, Lil. We're around 25 miles from the hospital, on awful roads. On the flip side, we c...
by redskies
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Virus Masks
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Virus Masks

redskies, thanks for posting that. Am i on the right track by thinking that it suggests salt infused filters give additional protection from corona virii ? It does indeed, and it came from a microbiologist friend who reckons it's solid, and since he's worked with the dangerous stuff, and lived long...
by redskies
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Lockdown?
Replies: 144
Views: 6427

Re: Lockdown?

If it stays just the four of us here, we can do about three months - if our older kids come home, that'll be down to around two, as we'd stock for them arriving, well before they did. If we rationed, then we could stretch it another month I think. Unlikely to happen here, and I'd likely be able to h...
by redskies
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Antibac hand gel: substituting with diluted disinfectant?
Replies: 21
Views: 3449

Re: Antibac hand gel: substituting with diluted disinfectant?

This came across my feed https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_ ... uction.pdf


And vodka isn't going to cut it; needs to be 60% alcohol to work against viruses. Unless you're makin your own moonshine, stick with surgical spirits or similar :)
by redskies
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Antibac hand gel: substituting with diluted disinfectant?
Replies: 21
Views: 3449

Re: Antibac hand gel: substituting with diluted disinfectant?

Whatever you use, the alcohol content needs to be at 60% or higher to kill viruses :)
by redskies
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Toilet roll vs baby wipes
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Toilet roll vs baby wipes

You can make your own wipes with cheap jey cloths - tesco do 10 for a quid - cut down to size, a box with a lid & something like surgical spirit or distilled witch hazel. Disposable but not flushable - just bin em. You can get the more expensive cloths & make them reusable. Again, witch hazel, but a...
by redskies
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Virus Masks
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Virus Masks

Have a look at these instead.

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep39956
by redskies
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 51
Views: 3598

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

There is a prototype mask I've heard about that a microbiologist friend thinks would work very well. The filtering layer is salt. He says it works on pretty much everything, even the BSL4 stuff, because the salt will absorb then dessicate & kill viruses & bacteria efficiently. Now, could we come up ...
by redskies
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 51
Views: 3598

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

This may cause offence and I certainly don't want to trivialise a lethal illness that has no cure and is spreading but I do feel things should be kept in perspective in that currently around 500 people have died from the new corona virus. This needs to be considered against the half a million peopl...