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    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    Total projected deaths are still less than the 1968 Swine Flue that killed 1 million worldwide and 100,000 in the U.S.
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    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    Sorry about the bad numbers. When I rechecked that, I discovered the site I was on was in Istanbul!😡 The U.S rate is 8-15%. Big difference.
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    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    Under "normal" circumstances, before COVID 19, 50% of ICU patients die in ICU.
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    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    The '57-'58 H2N2 Asian Flu killed 1.1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the U.S. I don't remember any panic about it at the time nor any measures like "stay at home", etc. The 1968 Hong Kong Flu killed 1 million worldwide and 100,000 in the U.S. And again, I do not recall any isolation type...
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    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    The new coronavirus causing COVID-19 has led to more than 454,000 illnesses and more than 20,550 deaths worldwide. For comparison, in the U.S. alone, the flu (also called influenza) has caused an estimated 38 million illnesses, 390,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths this season, according to...
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    Corks not seating correctly

    I've been using the stainless steel Mixstir. It's well made, does a decent job and easily fits through the neck of a carboy. It's pricey - $24 - $30. I'm not convinced it's the best there is, but it gets the job done.
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    Just Curious

    I have a half dozen or so and having checked them all in 60 distilled water, every one of them is off by .002 to .004. I correct readings in my notes for the errors and for temperature, but in the end it really doesn't affect anything.
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    Corks not seating correctly

    I bottled with that same corker using No. 9 corks for years and never had a single cork push up. You need to have your wine fully degassed before thinking about bottling. I've since moved on to a Portuguese floor corker, but it was only for ease of corking not because of any problems with the...
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    What's for Dinner?

    Fresh off the Weber Smokey Mountain last night.
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    Wine making in the age of pandemics

    Gee, it's not like you're going to need to buy up the whole supply! Buy enough to start one kit now and buy what you need for the second kit in a couple of weeks if your worried about drying up the store's supply.
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    Dragons blood

    No, I am not in charge of this site. Beginners are more than welcome on this site and everyone here is always willing to answer their questions and provide all the help they ask for; answered their questions and provide a lot of advice based on experience.
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    Dragons blood

    Sure sounds to me like your best bet at this point is to read a good book on home winemaking and read a few on-line articles that discuss "how to do it". It seems like you jumped into this hobby with little, if any, knowledge about it.
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    Taste

    No one here has said anything to you that can even remotely be considered a "dig". If you want help and advice, there are a lot of people here who are willing to provide you with that. If you want to argue and criticize members, you're probably better off asking your questions on another site.
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    Research into home winemaking

    Odd .... I see nothing in your background that says anthropologist or wine research.
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    Wine making in the age of pandemics

    Huh? Neosporin is an antibiotic and, as such, is completely ineffective in preventing or treating any virus.
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