For me, the most important intervention is to sleep on hard surface. I put 4 layers of yoga mat on my sofa, and it helps much.
Some internal air cleaner exist, including the ones with UV purification. My friend Denis Odinokov suggested to make a system to clean external air, which should consist of a tube with HEPA filter, ventilator and UV light source, which will create a positive air pressure inside the apartment. I think it is too difficult to hand-make at home. But it is another business opportunity of our time.
I heard about infection in HK via vent tubes.
If I were in a space with many people, I would like the windows will be open. At home, not.
What are the chances that the virus will flow from the apartment beneath mine into the mine one during ventilation?
I think that for viruses it will be difficult to become completely radiation resistant, as it would require complete overhaul of their makeup: thicker walls, stronger self-repair.
There is a new animal in the room: private pay-to-play clinical trials in third countries. In one case, people have to pay 1 million USD to enrol into an anti-aging clinical trial. Some of them could be scams. But it an option to take the risk and get the vaccine earlier for customers, and to get volunteers for the company.
EDITED: Andre Watson will be now live about private vaccine creation: https://www.facebook.com/events/516073069307382/
It is currently renamed as Porfirich which is joke name with some relation to a novel by Dostoyvsy. It was created by just one programmer, Michael Grankin.
It is just part of life here. Even when I was in the university 20 years ago, there was a student who hated one professor and he mined the whole university every Thursday. They found him eventually. Current mining is either related to war with Ukraine or to money blackmail.
I once created a causal map of all global risks starting from the beginning of evolution and accumulation of biases – and up to the end. But it included too many high-knotted elements which make the reading of the map difficult. Smaller causal maps with less than 10 elements are better adapted for human understanding.
Another good idea from the biosecurity literature is “distancing”: that any bio threat increases the tendency of people tp distant from each other via quarantine, masks, less travel, and thus R0 will decline, hopely below 1.
Some Chinese may think that it was a bioweapon used against them and may want a retaliation. This is how nuclear-biological war could start.
Maybe because of anchoring effect: everyone on metaculus sees the median prediction before he makes the bet and doesn’t want to be much different from the group.
It could have longer tail, but given high R0 large part of human population could be simultaneously ill (or self isolated) in March-April 2020.
What is you opinion, Dave, could this could put food production at risk?
It looks like it almost not affecting children; a person of older age should give himself a higher estimate of being affected.
Thanks. “a bible of new vacuum” is nice, but should be “bubble”.
Thanks. I always try to create a full list of possible solutions even if some seems very improbable.