Coronavirus prep

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  • MikePfirrman
    MikePfirrman Posts: 3,112 Member
    edited April 2020
    Before things re-open, we need testing. I recall there was a big announcement made weeks ago about a test that can be done with results in 5 min. Where are these tests available? If it is that quick, perhaps they should be available in mass. Instead, places are still checking for fevers, which allows asymptomatic carriers to unknowingly spread it.

    That was from two companies, one of which I know is Abbott Labs. There's another one too. The issues are that they also need a cartridge for them that also has to be manufactured. The machines are complex to make and the cartridges were slow to roll out. Only reason I know all this is I've been daytrading more since recruiting is more or less shut down for a while, though I'm doing some work for tech startups.

    Their ability to produce the cartridges fast enough has been an issue. Another issue has been the feds laying off responsibility on the states and not taking the lead. That is certainly slowing things down. You have to have a federal response. I think, out of fairness, that the Feds have been more concentrated on PPEs and ventilators (and the economy) -- you have multiple disasters that need addressed all at once -- but their attention is being moved to this now.
  • L1zardQueen
    L1zardQueen Posts: 8,756 Member
    @JustSomeEm
    You can use discard starter in recipes.

    https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/sourdough-crumpets-recipe

    What recipe are you using for the starter? There lots of different ways to get one going.

    Regarding what has been keeping me busy? Gardening and sewing.
  • lkpducky
    lkpducky Posts: 14,329 Member
    @JustSomeEm
    You can use discard starter in recipes.

    https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/sourdough-crumpets-recipe

    What recipe are you using for the starter? There lots of different ways to get one going.

    Regarding what has been keeping me busy? Gardening and sewing.

    Those are GOOD! my husband made some last week.
    He's been doing a lot of baking in general - Welsh cakes, Irish soda bread, sourdough bread, the list goes on. Good thing we have an exercise bike. :p
  • moonangel12
    moonangel12 Posts: 971 Member
    @JustSomeEm
    You can use discard starter in recipes.

    https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/sourdough-crumpets-recipe

    What recipe are you using for the starter? There lots of different ways to get one going.

    Regarding what has been keeping me busy? Gardening and sewing.
    Gardening and sewing for me as wel! I have logged more hours on my machine in the last couple weeks than in... well... I have no idea!

  • L1zardQueen
    L1zardQueen Posts: 8,756 Member
    @JustSomeEm
    You can use discard starter in recipes.

    https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/sourdough-crumpets-recipe

    What recipe are you using for the starter? There lots of different ways to get one going.

    Regarding what has been keeping me busy? Gardening and sewing.
    Gardening and sewing for me as wel! I have logged more hours on my machine in the last couple weeks than in... well... I have no idea!

    I have been sewing face masks like mad but between sewing those I will be attempting to sew a swimsuit. I’ve lots of time on my hands. Lol

    What have you been sewing?