Another short post today. There’s too much bracketball to watch today. Breakfast – Roasted chickpeas and veggies Lunch – Ampaipitakwong Fried Rice (aka Pete’s), egg roll (yes, it does resemble last night’s dinner) Dinner – Chicken fajitas I enjoyed tracking my meals this week and learned a lot. I no longer need to track consumption like […]
Short post today. The Boss is Back and there will be Boss directed activities to be done today. Even More Things I Learned This Week Rock hard green avocados ripen faster when placed in a bowl with very ripe spotted bananas. Fresh grapes satisfy my sweet tooth. I forgot to weigh myself this morning. “Daily […]
Friday 3/24 After 47 years as a cardiologist with 200,000 patient visits, I can firmly say that vegans are my healthiest patients. I certainly agree with you it is not easy. My position is that 90% vegan which is 19 of 21 meals a week will do just fine. Foods should be, prior to preparation, […]
I just found this. The file is dated 12.26.2017. No wonder why the cumin, paprika, parsley, salt and pepper are missing.
Thurs 3/23 Update 5:25 pm I’m learning a lot about myself this week from tracking my meals. Since The Boss is away my meals and eating habits are totally my own. I don’t have to think about, shop for, plan or cook with someone else’s preferences in mind. I like not having regularly scheduled meals. […]
6 thoughts on “Got an Old Tee Shirt? Make a Mask”
I have a couple of boxes of disposable plain surgical masks at home. Do you think this homemade T-shirt mask would actually protect better than they would?
The CDC homemade mask recommendation is mostly designed to try and encourage the asymptomatic spreaders. A homemade cotton mask will offer some personal protection but will mostly serve as a physical barrier for those shedding virus. Your plain surgical mask is probably better than homemade cotton but not as effective as the N95.
The University of Pittsburgh Post won’t load.
I’m having trouble embedding this link. Try the link in this CNN article, about 6-7 paragraphs down “framework”.
I have another question, even though it’s off topic from the face coverings. It regards ventilator Triage. I’ve been reading several articles about how this will take place and how certain groups get points. All the criteria seem to be based on age, medical condition, likeliness to live another five years.
My question is this huge population of young males that we have here locally and probably every city does. Young men ages 18-25 who have been in and out in and out of the criminal justice system their entire lives. Every day in the newspaper I read about a young man who has been arrested for breaking and entering, assault, attempted robbery, etc. so often it is mentioned it’s his fifth or six arrest, he’s been in and out of jail multiple times, he may either be on parole or have multiple outstanding warrants. This person has contributed nothing to society his entire life. In fact he has been a drain. If a 24-year-old such as this medically in need of a ventilator, what sort of score would he receive? How would I compare with him, age 69, thin, extremely fit, can run 3 miles in 34 minutes,but I do have a history of atrial fibrillation and hypertension, both well controlled.
Click to access UnivPittsburgh_ModelHospitalResourcePolicy.pdf
I think the key phrase in this document is “No use of categorical exclusion criteria”. Due to our respective ages plus any existing medical conditions we would be assigned higher scores.