Covid-19 info thread

VCUPepBandRules

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Inside of Stewart Circle Hospital I remember there was a plaque stating it was Hampden-Sydney Colleges School of Medicine. And if I’m also remembering correctly there are also plaques affixed to two concrete pillars which flank either Franklin or Grace street (I believe it’s grace) on the corner of the cross street (which runs to broad) which call out “The University Of Richmond” as formally being on that spot. I guess it was prior to their moving out to Henrico. It’s funny the things that come to mind which caught your eye so many years ago.
The plaques and pillars are indeed at Grace and Ryland, with one on each side of Grace on the southbound side of Ryland, and currently have some graffiti on 'em. That's just one block west of The Village (which is still closed due to this stupid virus). I've walked by them hundreds of times but it wasn't until last year while waiting for the light that I read 'em, and they do commemorate the year that the University of Richmond became the University of Henrico...
 
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The plaques and pillars are indeed at Grace and Ryland, with one on each side of Grace on the southbound side of Ryland, and currently have some graffiti on 'em. That's just one block west of The Village (which is still closed due to this stupid virus). I've walked by them hundreds of times but it wasn't until last year while waiting for the light that I read 'em, and they do commemorate the year that the University of Richmond became the University of Henrico...
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The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative.

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* You have to Moisturize dry hands from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
 

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@ViCtorioUs that is awesome, thank you. I went to the ABC store the other day, and they said people had already started buying Everclear for the virus. I hope people don't start hoarding liquor and Listerine.
 

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I'm wondering whether I'll even be able to take the Bar Exam this year. The location has been turned into a Hospital by the National Guard.
 
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