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Round 1 Hong Kong research.... very detailed. Sars1 was strongly suspected of having aerosol spread. Plumbing, toilets, indoor situations all cropped up. Hong Kong have redone the research for sars2 but did not ignore their findings for sars1->
and why should they?There particle size weight and composition of sars1 and sars2 are not very different,and sars2 is more infectious not less. Proper scientific extrapolation indicates that similar precautions required,and last time only airborne worked.I know.I was wearing it.
Prohibitive cost of PPE cited about Singapore PPE use... but they controlled it better. This research is why government did not start out with the right equipment. cdc.gov/sars/clinical/…
Stunningly good outcomes SARS1 Singapore. Not used due to cost citations and arrogance. anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx?a…
We knew what would be required for sars2. We ALWAYS knew. As soon as it was announced in Wuhan, I knew what to do. I am absolutely certain I was not the only one.
The only reason to negligently not protect staff from SARS2 is if you think the disease will be largely inconsequential to the worker. “A bit of a cold or flu.”
What the hell made us think covid19 would be nothing to worry about while the hospital staff of Wuhan were piling up the bodies in corridors, terrified? The Chinese are not a weak people. Dr Li was not a fool. We should have heeded the warnings. abc.net.au/news/2020-02-0…
By 2005 we knew who needed to be on the infection control panel, what staffing was needed, that ventilation of normal rooms was more important to stop spread than AGP’s and a hint that N95 masks were better for sars and needed fit testing.
Basically, we knew everything that we needed to know, to prevent deaths in the community and hospitals, and how to work with sars 15 years ago. We chose not to act properly because we thought the Chinese were worried about nothing, and to save money. Pants down unprepared.
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