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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: June 5th, 2020, 8:51 pm
by Cuchulainn
Yes, well, now... In reply to the question, " Suggest how you would resolve the staging difficulties inherent in the SIR model'" you have written, quote,

"Do it on Python. "

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 1:23 pm
by katastrofa
What "staging difficulties" do they have in mind? SIR is a clearly defined model - as such it has no "difficulties". One uses or designs a different model if SIR isn't right. Or am again I not catching up with the creative use of English grammar inherent in scientific speech?

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 3:16 pm
by Cuchulainn
What "staging difficulties" do they have in mind? SIR is a clearly defined model - as such it has no "difficulties". One uses or designs a different model if SIR isn't right. Or am again I not catching up with the creative use of English grammar inherent in scientific speech?
Like capturing all ideas into one ODE. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJNA0heZki8

How come Ferguson's model is out-of-kilter?

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: July 7th, 2020, 4:07 pm
by Cuchulainn
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/0707/1151908-jair-bolsonaro-coronavirus/

Tough sheet
Just a little flu..

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: July 25th, 2020, 10:13 am
by Cuchulainn
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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: July 27th, 2020, 8:44 pm
by katastrofa
You remember that I bought the Philips oxygen compressor to increase my survival chances if I catch Covid and develop pneumonia? (I also got oxygen masks for cat.) Good hunch! I used it on Leela when she was recovering - the lowest flow, and I could see that it was making her stronger :-)

I wonder if my hazmat suit will ever come in useful.

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: July 28th, 2020, 2:15 am
by trackstar
Very good that she is doing better.  

Here, a friend and I are taking care of a young orphaned raccoon. He is making great progress, intelligent and curious, marching around the woods in a large fenced enclosure, and sleeping in a converted rabbit hutch "den" whenever he likes. He enjoys blueberries, grapes, apples, salmon slices, and some specially-prepared gourmet meals. He is so happy when he is eating - it's fun to watch.

Will be working with a professional wildlife rehabber soon and I'll probably take the state exam and get my license too; have been thinking about it for years.

Such creatures cross one's path from time to time and it is good if you can help stabilize them, protect but keep appropriate distance, and then release back to the wild when they are ready to go. 

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: July 28th, 2020, 5:51 am
by Cuchulainn
What's his name? Rocky?

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: July 28th, 2020, 10:02 am
by katastrofa
Very good that she is doing better.  

Here, a friend and I are taking care of a young orphaned raccoon. He is making great progress, intelligent and curious, marching around the woods in a large fenced enclosure, and sleeping in a converted rabbit hutch "den" whenever he likes. He enjoys blueberries, grapes, apples, salmon slices, and some specially-prepared gourmet meals. He is so happy when he is eating - it's fun to watch.

Will be working with a professional wildlife rehabber soon and I'll probably take the state exam and get my license too; have been thinking about it for years.

Such creatures cross one's path from time to time and it is good if you can help stabilize them, protect but keep appropriate distance, and then release back to the wild when they are ready to go. 
That's great! A rewarding experience and an opportunity to meet interesting people.

Wishing your first patient a speedy recovery!

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Posted: July 28th, 2020, 11:47 am
by trackstar
Thanks very much - his name is Rascal.

He is the first raccoon patient, but there have been many going back to my childhood; some thrived and were set free, some died due to injuries quickly (rescued from cats mainly, but too late), and others went to a wildlife veterinarian in the region. Over the years, there have been birds, mice, chipmunks, squirrels, a skunk, a groundhog, turtles and a group of orphaned opossum babies - the opossums went to a rehabber and were raised and released.

The tricky part has been that vets have to decide about prognosis and rehab placement when a non-licensed person brings an animal in; they cannot legally give the animal back to you, even if your intention is care and release.

So, this is all best done with a license and you are part of a larger network with various facilities and more cooperating vets, fellow rehab partners, and so forth.

More than most people here want to know, I’m sure : ), but this has been an avocation for decades and a good thing to come out of the pandemic has been extra time and property renovation (shed, barn, fences are good to have), and then the first creature arrived. : )