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Forum: Ruffled Feathers Today, 12:26
Replies: 168
Views: 3,034
Posted By opisska
I am not saying that it's a great idea for the...

I am not saying that it's a great idea for the elderly to be running around right now, just that "isolate the elderly and let all the others catch it" is not a reasonable strategy in the long run,...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 20:09
Replies: 159
Views: 3,559
Posted By opisska
The main flaw is that the deaths lag behind the...

The main flaw is that the deaths lag behind the infections by at least three weeks and thus the death/infections ratio at any given moment is dependent on the history of the infection in the last...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 18:15
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By opisska
I think that the main reason why people are...

I think that the main reason why people are sceptical towards natural explanation is the lack of comprehension of the sheer scale involved in the evolution of the viruses. Just for the scale, the...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 14:01
Replies: 168
Views: 3,034
Posted By opisska
Honestly, I would not have imagined it to be...

Honestly, I would not have imagined it to be possible to track everyone.

Then South Korea basically did it. In one of the most crowded countries of the world (they don't have such a big population...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 11:33
Replies: 168
Views: 3,034
Posted By opisska
There are literally posts in this thread that...

There are literally posts in this thread that advocate for isolating the elderly and letting the disease run loose among the rest. In such a case, the elderly have no choice - and many of the...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 11:09
Replies: 168
Views: 3,034
Posted By opisska
But we are the West. It's the core of the...

But we are the West. It's the core of the discussion, what we, as the West, should do now. And I am saying that proposing that we put our desire to not be infringed on our civil rights ahead of the...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 10:46
Replies: 168
Views: 3,034
Posted By opisska
South Korea is the obvious example of a viable...

South Korea is the obvious example of a viable alternative. They were able to get the transmission to very low levels and sustain that basically purely through testing and tracing. But it requires...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 08:55
Replies: 168
Views: 3,034
Posted By opisska
I have bought into the idea that accidental...

I have bought into the idea that accidental exposure is better than household one, it seems well supported. That's why I am doing the once-weekly shopping, not my wife, despite me being a higher risk...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 16:10
Replies: 795
Views: 31,872
Posted By opisska
It might be hard for people to take the absolute...

It might be hard for people to take the absolute need for noone to meet anyone else in the outdoors so dead seriously while seeing pictures of crowded underground in London on the news.... In all the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 13:19
Replies: 795
Views: 31,872
Posted By opisska
Having functional healthcare surely is better...

Having functional healthcare surely is better than the opposite, but it's not really the end-all solution. Half of the people who go on artificial ventilation die anyway. It's not like we can, at...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 12:26
Replies: 795
Views: 31,872
Posted By opisska
I just wonder whether this "solution" would...

I just wonder whether this "solution" would actually cause less suicides than the coronavirus would otherwise have killed in that group.
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 24th March 2020, 20:41
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By opisska
Interesting. In a park on Warsaw, I have seen...

Interesting. In a park on Warsaw, I have seen Great Tits feeding from my wife's hand. As long as it's not on the ground, they don't seem to be particularly shy here :)
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 24th March 2020, 18:37
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By opisska
That is indeed true, do you know why are the Tits...

That is indeed true, do you know why are the Tits so specifically against eating from the ground? Our ones have at least learned to eat from the windowsill, but t took them a looong time to get there!
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 24th March 2020, 18:18
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By opisska
Nono, that's a misunderstanding, we like them...

Nono, that's a misunderstanding, we like them doing it! They basically do the pigeon-feeding part for us. Only if it gets too much, I wave my hand in the bed and they flee. Basically gesture-operated...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 15:57
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By opisska
In Europe caution is commonly advised when...

In Europe caution is commonly advised when playing owl tapes because of owl on owl hunting. If Tawny Owls are present in the area, one should never play a Pygmy Owl after dark, because it can get it...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 15:31
Replies: 38
Views: 824
Posted By opisska
Glorious!

Glorious!
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 14:58
Replies: 38
Views: 824
Posted By opisska
What is the deal with Giant Ravens? Can't find...

What is the deal with Giant Ravens? Can't find anything specific but it sounds fun :)
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 24th March 2020, 14:54
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By opisska
So we are on lockdown as well! Not that I have...

So we are on lockdown as well! Not that I have been outside in the last week anyway, because of my own health issues (not corona related).

We have a rather limited selection of species to see frok...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 14:27
Replies: 159
Views: 3,559
Posted By opisska
I should submit my posts to a native speaker next...

I should submit my posts to a native speaker next time for clarity improvement ... my point was that in my country media happily spout things that are a complete nonsense, especially if they are this...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 10:47
Replies: 159
Views: 3,559
Posted By opisska
Wow. BBC is still considered real news, right? So...

Wow. BBC is still considered real news, right? So this should be genuine? (I can imagine some formerly respected outlets in Czech putting this out while being complete bullshit, but not the BBC).
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st March 2020, 17:41
Replies: 795
Views: 31,872
Posted By opisska
This is a very common misconception, fueled by...

This is a very common misconception, fueled by the short-sighted lack of commitment of many governments to extensive contact tracing and testing efforts - short-sighted because any other solution...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 20th March 2020, 17:47
Replies: 159
Views: 3,559
Posted By opisska
You first need to see flattening in new cases,...

You first need to see flattening in new cases, which still is not so hot. There is a trend, but it's not big and it's likely muddied by increased testing. Then death toll will lag behind that even...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 19th March 2020, 19:37
Replies: 43
Views: 742
Posted By opisska
I have a somewhat unpredictable bowel (maybe its...

I have a somewhat unpredictable bowel (maybe its neuroligica), so I sometimes find myself needing to take a dump in unexpected places. You can't even imagine all the things I have used to clean...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 19th March 2020, 15:57
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By opisska
In Poland, the Minister if Environment is...

In Poland, the Minister if Environment is positive.

Being a politician is a high risk occupation these days because they have to meet even more people than usual, so I suspect there will be a lot of...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 18th March 2020, 18:12
Replies: 68
Views: 2,198
Posted By opisska
Ha! I somehow always thought Tuscany is much more...

Ha! I somehow always thought Tuscany is much more in the north, silly me! I googled your mountain and the landscape is really nice. If we ever come back to normal, I will probably resume my work...
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