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RE: Oil change

I changed out all my drain plugs to a Fumoto Oil drain Plug no more mess. Just pop on the Hose Kit and put into your drain vessel and turn it on. Check out the one that fits your motor,some times they come as a kit. Also Check Their Website to find what you want. X3
dturm 10/21/20 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

The CDC MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) just released reported about 300,000 more deaths than expected (using average deaths from all causes for the last 5 years) from Jan 26 through Oct 3. We have had about 200,000 reported due to COVID during that time. The extra 100,000 are suspected to be a combination of not reported COVID and deaths at home due to multiple causes where people couldn't or chose not to get help at a hospital due to the pandemic, drug overdoses, suicide due to the economic conditions and isolation because of the pandemic.
dturm 10/21/20 03:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Summary What is already known about the topic? Community and close contact exposures contribute to the spread of COVID-19. What is added by this report? Findings from a case-control investigation of symptomatic outpatients from 11 U.S. health care facilities found that close contact with persons with known COVID-19 or going to locations that offer on-site eating and drinking options were associated with COVID-19 positivity. Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results. What are the implications for public health practice? Eating and drinking on-site at locations that offer such options might be important risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Efforts to reduce possible exposures where mask use and social distancing are difficult to maintain, such as when eating and drinking, should be considered to protect customers, employees, and communities. What the report really says is that in facilities where COVID is present having areas where masks are removed (like eating facilities) is a risk factor for exposure. Removing a mask is the risk in these situations.
dturm 10/13/20 06:05am Around the Campfire
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dale, I'm so sorry and at a loss for words. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sandy & Doug
dturm 10/12/20 07:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

I heard they made a vaccine in Russia... has anyone heard about it? According to reports they have a vaccine but have skipped phase 3 trials before more wide spread use. The phase 3 trials are in place to better assess safety and efficacy. That is the phase many of the other vaccines in the world are in right now.
dturm 10/08/20 04:19am Around the Campfire
RE: At my wit's end with Jesse

With the worsening cataracts and the increased water consumption I wonder if the insulin dose or kind of insulin is correct despite the recent curve results. I have not used, but there have been some who have used a Dexcom constant glucose monitor to get a better idea of glucose levels over time in diabetic. Chasing down these types of problems that don't appear to have the "typical" causes are certainly frustrating, time consuming and costly. Some questions I have: What are Urinalysis results, particularly SpGr, protein and glucose. What are elecrolyte values? Depending on results, has anyone suggested a water deprivation test? They checked for Cushing's, what about Addison's? This is a pretty good article on diagnostic for PU/PD VIN article
dturm 10/06/20 12:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Would You Take A Vaccine COVID-19

The reason I believe this virus will continue in the future is based on history of viral infections and how contagious viruses work. Elimination doesn't just disappear without massive world wide efforts in eradication. One big unknown is how long immunity lasts and how long vaccinations protect. If that immunity is not life long, this adds to the prospect that this virus will be with us. The 1918 flu pandemic was an H1N1 virus that is still present in some form in our population today. Most people have immunity or get immunity to the subtypes through vaccination. We also appear to have some other species that are susceptible (to a much lesser degree granted) to this virus (ferrets, cats in particular). We don't know how many animal reservoirs could be harboring this virus in the future.
dturm 10/01/20 09:43am Around the Campfire
RE: Would You Take A Vaccine COVID-19

I will remain pretty much housebound until it is over. While the pandemic and epidemic spread will be over some time in the future, it is very unlikely that this virus will disappear. I fear it will be in our population and be spread more like the seasonal flu in the future.
dturm 10/01/20 08:11am Around the Campfire
RE: Would You Take A Vaccine COVID-19

I have not heard that the one AstraZeneca reported reaction has been definitively related to the vaccine. That reaction is something that happens without vaccination as well, so cause and effect could be difficult to positively identify. Still, a troubling event that demands study.
dturm 09/30/20 06:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Would You Take A Vaccine COVID-19

Risk vs Reward. If we get accurate information from health professionals and those who developed the vaccine the risk can be reduced. The fact that 30K people in the phase 3 trials is a little reassuring but there can be rare reactions that show up with millions of doses that don't in the phase 3 trials. Given my age and family risks, I would if... I remember lining up for the first polio shots before the oral vaccine was available. My best childhood friend had polio, minor case but still. This COVID disease can have longer term issues that we don't really know how long they last. Do the heart issues last a lifetime? If that is the case it sure increases the risk part of the equation.
dturm 09/30/20 02:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Again, you choose one person's perspective and choose to ignore every one else. This was stated in his argument: In the data for UK, Sweden, the US, and the world, it can be seen that in all cases, deaths were on the rise in March through mid or late April, then began tapering off in a smooth slope which flattened around the end of June and continues to today. The case rates however, based on testing, rise and swing upwards and downwards wildly. I can see a flaw immediately. He assumes the decrease in death rate is due to decrease in actual cases. Therefore, since there is a decrease in death rate the increase in cases must be due to "false positives." In actuality, the new cases are hitting age groups where death is not as common an outcome AND our medical professionals have learned a tremendous amount about this disease and how to treat it. They have tools and treatment protocols not available or utilized in March, April and May and have a much better chance at saving those infected. Possible reason for decreased death rate despite rising cases???
dturm 09/25/20 11:07am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

I've read reports of the mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most reports have indicated that the mutations to date won't have much effect on how the current vaccines in development may work. That's reassuring if it turns out to be true. BTW, viral mutations are not unusual. It's interesting that they can find the RNA sequence and then use these mutations to track the viral spread and form a pretty good idea where outbreaks originated and where they spread.
dturm 09/25/20 08:34am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

The problem here is evaluation of information. In this day and age of the internet a huge amount of information is available and it is incumbent on us to evaluate that information. You can have a preconceived opinion and easily find supporting "evidence." You're exactly correct. You may have a preconceived opinion on this and don't even recognize it. Here is a peer review study about gaiters from Duke This is a peer review study that shows gaiters don't even work but are in fact, according to this peer review study more dangerous to wear. I choose to believe peer review studies like this one. You have proved my point. I accept the study about gaiters, it says nothing about surgical masks, N95 masks or home made multilayered fabric masks. You choose one study rather than the totality of information available. You choose to ignore the information about them. BTW, I am a doctor with 43 years of experience dealing with infectious diseases in a general veterinary practice and have had training in public health and epidemiology. Just sayin'...
dturm 09/24/20 08:20am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

HEADS UP!!!! The youtube video was from March, 2020. We have learned a lot since then. Please post as current info as possible. Thank you. Mod this video was made last month. Does that fit your criteria better? This video shows how a mask handles a vape aerosol (many, many, many, many magnitudes larger than a CV virus or the water vapor it can hitch hike on). Aerosol breath water vapor is much small and will hitch hike on air currents and float around for many minutes in a room. It doesn't take much grey matter to see how good of a job a mask will do under these conditions. The problem here is evaluation of information. In this day and age of the internet a huge amount of information is available and it is incumbent on us to evaluate that information. You can have a preconceived opinion and easily find supporting "evidence." The key to using that gray matter and forming an informed opinion is to amass as much information and evaluate it according to it's veracity. A study like BCSnob cited has way more validity than a youtube video of a doctor demonstrating expelling a huge tidal volume of vapor through various masks. Nobody says masks are 100% effective in preventing spread of disease. In fact one of the reasons that masks were not originally recommended is that they may only have about 20% protective efficiency in filtering some droplets/aerosols. What has been documented over and over by many studies is that use of masks combined with social distancing has some positive effect and is the most effective means we have at this time to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. To downplay their use because they don't provide 100% protection isn't using your gray matter to it's fullest potential.
dturm 09/24/20 03:00am Around the Campfire
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

OMG, potential nightmare that turned out well. About 50 years ago I dropped a utility trailer in rural Minnesota where the tongue broke leaving the hitch attached to the car. The safety chains held and I had the trailer loaded correctly so what was left of the tongue slid along the ground. I was able to pull off the road like you did and jury rig the trailer to slowly drive back to town (about a mile) and found a wonderful guy that welded a whole new tongue and we were back on our way within a couple of hours.
dturm 09/22/20 05:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sure has been quiet here - hope all are OK. We just dodged Hurricane Sally, but still had 18" of rain and 50mph winds for 3 days. Pretty much passed now. We're doing well, staying close to home and no camping or trips. We've been keeping an eye on hurricane Sally. She really dumped on our January winter home, Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL. We'll stay tuned for how much damage and how long it will take to repair. Glad you avoided the worst of the storm.
dturm 09/17/20 10:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: Clusters of dog diabetes in households-Dr. Doug et al

Being retired I'm not privy to the day to day changes, but I'll check around here. The veterinary message boards I have access to don't show any inquiries.
dturm 09/15/20 09:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

I'm not sure there is any "scientific evidence" that the above statement is false, but it just doesn't make any sense if you think about it from an infectious disease standpoint. You are more likely to be infected where the virus is more prevalent. The places where the virus is rapidly spreading increases your chance of coming in contact with it. If you are "locking yourself in your home" you have little to no chance of contacting the virus. The absence of a study that proves a point should not interfere with reasoned analysis of the situation.
dturm 09/15/20 04:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Pet Food Recall

The time of year we tend to see aflatoxin problems. Sunshine Mills recall
dturm 09/08/20 03:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Do dogs have an internal gps?

Along with GPS built in, there is a reasoning ability a problem solving that many dogs display. Some more than others, but not simply memory or conditioning.
dturm 09/08/20 06:44am RV Pet Stop
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