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Topic Title: Cycling/Bicycling in the time of Covid-19
Topic Summary: A respiratory signature
Created On: 04/06/2020 07:24 AM
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 04/06/2020 07:24 AM
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dab

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This is a excellent explanation of the respiratory signature

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Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.



Edited: 04/06/2020 at 07:47 AM by dab
 04/06/2020 11:46 AM
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scombrid

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There were a few groups nose to ass on Rockledge Drive over the last few days. Seemed like a bad idea.

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 04/06/2020 11:48 AM
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TeeBirdForever

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I think I'll be looking for empty hiking trails now.
 04/06/2020 12:21 PM
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Sniper

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If you look at the numbers around the world today, it really looks like the biggest factor in how hard you will be hit lies in your ability to spread out or lack thereof. There is a good chance I will change my mind before all this is over but the countries being hit the hardest aren't the poorest. I completely understand that they might just not be hit hard YET. Densely populated cities, states, and countries are getting hit pretty hard.
 04/06/2020 01:12 PM
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TeeBirdForever

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I understand herd immunity doesn't work very well.
 04/06/2020 05:16 PM
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RegularJoe

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Given that I can smell cigarette smoke from a closed vehicle 5 car lengths ahead of me, it would not surprise me if an aerosolized virus particle can do the same.

However, the particle density should be a lot less than a smoker's exhalation.

I'm not worried on the bike or jogging trails though, since I can't keep up with anyone.
 04/06/2020 06:06 PM
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pompano

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Yeah, I was bike commuting almost every day (and weekends) to work. Not anymore. Even though I go solo, the constant stream of people walking the 192 causeway when I came home with the SE afternoon seabreeze was enough to make me stop.
 04/06/2020 06:06 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: Sniper Densely populated cities, states, and countries are getting hit pretty hard.
marcus garvey say, one must live 10 miles away!

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 04/06/2020 07:02 PM
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RegularJoe

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Originally posted by: pompano
Yeah, I was bike commuting almost every day (and weekends) to work.
Not anymore. Even though I go solo, the constant stream of people walking the 192 causeway when I came home with the SE afternoon seabreeze was enough to make me stop.


If you stopped working weekends, you could reduce your cycling exposure by 28%

EG Cswy is a ghost town when I walk/jog, but that's 9-10pm.
 04/07/2020 05:26 AM
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TATTOO74

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Originally posted by: RegularJoe

Given that I can smell cigarette smoke from a closed vehicle 5 car lengths ahead of me, it would not surprise me if an aerosolized virus particle can do the same.



However, the particle density should be a lot less than a smoker's exhalation.



I'm not worried on the bike or jogging trails though, since I can't keep up with anyone.


I was thinking this exact same thing yesterday as I was at a traffic light and could smell the cig the person in front of me was smoking in their car. I guess keep your recycle a/c button on..

 04/07/2020 06:57 AM
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Sniper

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 04/07/2020 08:41 AM
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TeeBirdForever

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Yes, of course density exacerbates fast spread and fast spread means more deaths per capita due to care shortages.

Yet there are other factors in play as we saw in Italy. In a few months we can get a breakdown.
 04/07/2020 01:39 PM
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all3

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Originally posted by: TeeBirdForever I understand herd immunity doesn't work very well.
Actually herd immunity works quite well, that's what keeps the anti vaxxer's kids from getting measles, etc. You just have to get the herd immunized first

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 04/07/2020 02:24 PM
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TeeBirdForever

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You are of course right.

I had meant herd immunity won the hard way.
 04/08/2020 06:50 AM
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TeeBirdForever

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I also want to point out that (duh) there are no silver bullets for this disease. There's no special shortcut, cure or knowledge until it's well vetted by research.

In short, be skeptical of specious claims and follow the WIDELY ACCEPTED RECOMMENDATIONS.
 04/09/2020 08:46 AM
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Cole

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WIDELY ACCEPTED RECOMMENDATIONS

Yes. If it worked in other parts in the world, it should work here...right?
 04/09/2020 10:43 AM
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TeeBirdForever

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One would think.

Though our testing capacity still apparently lags.
 04/09/2020 01:33 PM
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Cole

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I hear they are cutting federal funding for testing.
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