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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:03:20 AM on 16 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
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Years ago I had an infection on my foot and the doctors put me on antibiotics and nothing would fix it, In the end the doctors said I would have to go into hospital so they can open it up.
Well I didn't want too!
So I went to another doctor who was a Indian fellow and he said to me go home and soak your foot in Metho 3 times per day .In India we use metho in the hospital to kill all kinds of germs. Well I did what he said and my foot got better fast!
So now we have this coronavirus germs on all we touch at the shops and the money , etc
Hell I don't want it because I think it would probably knock me off my perch at the moment so I wash my hands in Metho several times per day .
It's cheap,it's alcohol, I just put it in a spray bottle .
Food for thought !

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:25:50 AM on 16 March 2020.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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We actually sterilise veterinary equipment and horticultural tools with it on the Farm. Some Radio bits cop it as well.

One does not handle money then food. you can take some proctology gloves with you for some occasions, in stock here always for handling rat s..t covered parts & chemicals.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:55:05 PM on 16 March 2020.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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Yep, Hardware section of your local mart, kero for head lice or bugs, metho for wounds, witch hazel ditto, Kitchen section, bathroom mould killer for germ control, don't let the Asian Locusts know, they will go around and strip those shelves as well!

I ordered a pack of dunny rolls from the one of the 4,853 Asian suppliers with 97.3% rating on eBay as an experiment.
Lets see when that arrives , next spring probably and made of wood.

Brad, memo to management: any staff found with boxes of dunny rolls and face masks to be stood down pronto, no pay.
My inside source at westmead says they are having to lock up face masks!
If the bug chain breaks down through idiots wearing them as fashion accessories (note how many Asian students at uni are wearing masks)
westmead is going to be Corona Central.

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:06:10 PM on 16 March 2020.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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From News.com:

QUOTE: A team of Australian researchers say they've found a cure for the novel coronavirus and hope to have patients enrolled in a nationwide trial by the end of the month.

University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research director Professor David Paterson told news.com.au today they have seen two drugs used to treat other conditions wipe out the virus in test tubes.

He said one of the medications, given to some of the first people to test positive for COVID-19 in Australia, had already resulted in “disappearance of the virus” and complete recovery from the infection.

The drugs are both already registered and available in Australia.


https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/coronavirus-australia-queensland-researchers...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:25:52 PM on 16 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Hmmm well I hope that's the case ,but I'm aware from the news that many have claimed the same thing and it's turned out to be hog wash ....but I will go read the article.
One can hope it's true .

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:50:56 PM on 16 March 2020.
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This sometimes does happen. Some years ago, it was found that thalidomyde cured some types of cancer and leprosy. I am not sure whether it has gone beyond clinical trials but as thalidomyde's main side effects only affected babies it was looking promising. Sometimes, follow-up news on things like this is rarely forthcoming.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:08:00 PM on 16 March 2020.
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Note that it's not a vaccine; the scramble for that is on in a number of countries.

.Pete: yes, news.com is a tabloid rag, but in this story they directly quote the personnel involved.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:16:52 PM on 16 March 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Hi G , yes I read the article and it sounds promising.
Let's hope they get it up and running. Thousands have died already.
The good thing about coronavirus is it seems to not kill the children and that's wonderful thing because normally they take the worst of these things in many countries that have a witch doctor medical system like Phil where I have spent lots of time.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 7:30:52 AM on 17 March 2020.
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One of these drugs as reported on one of the news channels on TV is a common blood pressure medication. If it does work a lot of us might be on it already which is handy. Can't count on it however given what is happening overseas to the oldies.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:00:53 AM on 17 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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According to this ABC interview on the ABC Radio , People are wrong in believing that it is the old ones in intensive care units.
Very hard to know what's true and what's not .
Have a listen , here is the ABC link

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/coronacast/think-coronavirus-only-kills-the-old-think-again/12058160


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 10:56:34 AM on 17 March 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Thanks for that Pete. Norman Swan has always been the voice of reasonableness.

Rosemary and I are working from home. One of the grandkids asked if we were enjoying Home Detention!

BTW, metho has just gone the way of toilet paper!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 1:17:07 PM on 17 March 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Hello Ian , stay well.
I went to Woolies ,no meat. no potatos. Loo paper. Milk.
Coles and IGA was the same.
People are stupid hoarding the food
The system here can cope with the demand . people just shop at their normal pace
This is not Africa. The shelves were stripped bare.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 5:11:46 PM on 18 March 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Here is a very good article on what happened here 100 years ago.

https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/influenza-pandemic

Winston Churchill's advice to "Study history" is relevant here.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 7:20:04 PM on 18 March 2020.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
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I can't figure out why people would hoard potatoes. After a while, they turn green, sprouts come out and they start growing into a new potato plant. How's that going to help?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 7:24:45 PM on 18 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Spuds keep as long as you keep them in the dark with no bag .
They will keep for ages with no light .make sure when you buy them they are hard as a rock


 
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