Memphis2 reacted to Peter R S in THIS IS SERIOUS PEOPLE MAKE NO MISTAKE
No one can predict how long it will take to get to the point where it’s under control. Not eradicated, but entry points controlled properly (none of this voluntary stuff) and urgent testing of every possible transmitted case based on symptoms. No idea how to protect against spit on products.
Plenty of good examples (eg Taiwan) where temperature tests are everywhere people go. I think this will be here for some time as we get back to level 3.
Looking forward to a time soon where NZ is racing and it’s all that the Aussies can bet on! That’s our golden opportunity.
Memphis2 reacted to Peter R S in THIS IS SERIOUS PEOPLE MAKE NO MISTAKE
Thanks Scooby for that great information.
To those with a “herd mentality” solution I think you would have us dealing with this virus forever. Here’s my logic in support of our current Government measures.
The virus decays over time. NZ is an island with no land borders, so it only comes here in infected people. Stop the infected people coming here and passing it on. We missed this chance to stop it in its tracks (hardly surprising given it was likely here undiagnosed before we knew much about it). Still this remains essential and now we have a coordinated approach to keep more of it out or stop it spreading if it gets here.
So accepting the disappointing fact that it was here, stopping it spreading was a no-brainer, only act quickly (unlike Scomo and his mates). This shutdown, as damaging as it is economically, had to be done, immediately it was known that infection was spreading here. Shutdown and hugely increased monitoring will beat this nasty thing.
Yes I do sound like a media release from the Labour Party, but use your own logic and see where it leads.
Heard Nigel Farage speaking on the Australian and UK situations this morning, never followed overseas politics and didn’t actually know much about him, but he talked real sense today. Those countries will end up in shutdown and the time taken to take the brave decision will mean it will last longer than for us.
My horses are in light work with their local track closed; ready for when racing returns. My bet is NZ will be back racing for many weeks before Australia (who likely won’t be running in a fortnight from now).
Memphis2 reacted to scooby3051 in THIS IS SERIOUS PEOPLE MAKE NO MISTAKE
From John Hopkins Hospital.
The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative.
* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).
But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.
They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
Memphis2 reacted to pogo(aus) in Robot jockeys
with technology breakthroughs now a daily occurrence, surely it is just a matter of time before the japs , germans, yanks or even a kiwi invents a robot jockey.
with the human race getting bigger and bigger,( pygmies and midget wrestlers excluded), you know it makes sense.
they could be programmed to dodge interference, be fitted with a rear view function ( ok , i know shane dye pioneered the manual rear view ) would not require a sling, would never be victim of circumstances, never be involved in jockey tapes or associate with drug dealers, and would never need to waste.
you could even have remote control functions for trainers, if you were in the stand and for instance M.Robot went to take off 1000 mr out in a cox plate against G. Robot then you could press control, alt, delete and resume normal transmission.
imagine , no more indisposed, stood down because of illness, no injury or heaven forbid morttalities, no fines for waving the whip before the winning post, no more azkadellia slaughters, no more excuses, and no riding fees, just a one off purchase price and the cost of the batteries
if a simple aussie pickle packer like i can invent solar powered pogo sticks then surely, surely some one out there can design and market the robot jockey.
it's the way of the future, sorry michelle
Memphis2 reacted to John Clydesdale in I know this is not racing but...
Nor far from the right move Berri. Anyone from overseas is a potential carrier. The Prof from Otago was right, test everyone arriving, if showing signs quarantine them, if not self isolate, 14 days reveals the truth. Not a big hardship if you think you are constructively helping your country. Quarantine people get determined and rated and treated if required. Anyone who flaunts the rules, put them in isolation for a week and their views will change.
The longest period suffered would be six weeks and then we are back on track with confidence and can then address our industry issues..............LOL
Memphis2 reacted to Eclipsed in Opportunity
none of us have lived through a global pandemic. However in adversity there's always aspects of life that do do well. (Ask any motel owner in Christchurch in 2011)
Jacinda has effectively shut our borders down for 16 days. So on one hand there's no travel beyond NZ yet on the other hand it's going to be 99% safe, living here.
Among the activities that will be OK to do is to get to race meetings . They'll be safe places especially when you're congregating with a small-ish group. ( As does a golf course as well.)
How hard would it be to set up a marketing message via RITA that congregating with family,and friends groups, at a racecourse with a BBQ and a few cold ones it'll be the best and safest thing you could do right now.
Memphis2 reacted to rdytdy in Jennifer Eccles - NZ filly of the year........
Fantastic win by Jennifer.
Congrats to your Dad CT and all the other owners along with Adrian. I knew she wouldn't be taken back to last and it was indeed a superb ride by Jason and nothing less that what you expect from him.
She has certainly cemented her place as NZ Filly Of The Year title winner and a thoroughly deserving winner.
Congratulations to Shaune on a wonderful training feat having her performing right through the season and culminating in three successive black type victories with the G1 NZ Oaks the icing on the cake.
What a great day.
Memphis2 reacted to CT"s in Flemington today with Turny Tom & brother in law Gary.....
Perhaps Leigh will reinstate that privilege super tai and I’ll show you a pic or two.
Either way, Gary, Tom and I all made money and had a memorable day we’ll never forget.
I’ll also be going to see them in Christchurch next time I visit the mainland.
Memphis2 reacted to gubellini in Roger That
crustyngrizzly yes Antony Fullers father Dave Fuller trained Tarbolton later in his career. He was initially trained by Jack Winder in Cambridge. Dave and his family emigrated to NZ around 1970. Dave was a point to point jockey in England. Antony trains from the family property in Esdailes Rd at Pahoia just north of Tauranga.