Hello Fediverse, hello Bits&Baeume,
I’ve moved recently, time for a (re)introduction — and a heartfelt Thank You! to @ben
I am a writer, copywriter, online editor, and I generally write a lot; I design websites with plain HTML/CSS/JS or using WordPress and other CMS; occasionally I work as a speaker, podcast producer, sound designer — to mention the most important bits.
My blog: https://wernerprise.com/blog (mostly German, but I am considering making it bilingual at some point.)
Climate catastrophe is on my mind, degrowth close to my heart; capitalism needs a short leash!
Also, I still take SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 very seriously. Thus:
#SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #COVID #NoCOVID #LongCOVID #COVIDIsNotOver #WearAMask #TeamCaution #CleanAir
#NewHere #Intro #ClimateCatastrophe #Capitalism #WealthRedistribution #TaxTheRich #Democracy #AntiAI #AntiFa #StopConsumerism #WeAreThe99Percent
Hallo Fediverse, hallo Bits&Baeume,
ich bin umgezogen und erst seit ein paar Stunden hier auf dem neuen Server, deswegen eine kurze Vorstellung — und ein herzliches Dankeschön an @ben
Ich bin Texter und Online-Redakteur, schreibe auch sonst viel; ich gestalte Websites in HTML, mit WordPress oder anderen CMS, arbeite außerdem gelegentlich als Sprecher, Podcast-Produzent, Sounddesigner – um mal die wesentlichen Dinge genannt zu haben.
Mein Blog: https://wernerprise.com/blog
Mir liegt die Klimakatastrophe auf der Seele und Degrowth (Décroissance) am Herzen; Kapitalismus braucht straffe Zügel!
Außerdem nehme ich nach wie vor SARS-CoV-2 und COVID-19 ernst. Daher:
#SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #COVID #NoCOVID #LongCOVID #COVIDIstNichtVorbei #WearAMask #MaskeAuf #DieMaskeBleibtAuf #TeamVorsicht #CleanAir
#NeuHier #Intro #Klimawandel #KlimaKatastrophe #Kapitalismus #Umverteilung #Reichensteuer #Demokratie #AntiKI #AntiFa #Konsumstop #WirSindDie99Prozent
💲 Bezahlartikel im Online-SPIEGEL, aber eigentlich reicht schon die Überschrift:
»Ich glaube nicht, dass ich jemals wieder zu 100 Prozent belastbar sein werde«
Junge Erwachsene mit Long COVID, die das Magazin Anfang 2022 (vor fast zwei Jahren) interviewt hat, und wie sich ihre Krankheit bis heute auswirkt.
@dan613 @Chron this is something to think about when we #CovidIsNotOver #cleanair say things like "We need to believe in clean air for everyone, just like we have clean water for everyone": Our rulers have never believed in the right to clean air, or water. They've always viewed both as an earned privilege of the wealthy.
The average weekly deaths for 2023 to date come to 27.25 per week.
That was pretty much an average week.
And stil no #IndoorAirQuality regulations in sight.
📣 Urgent Action Needed! 📣 Join me to ensure BC gov puts #PublicHealth in #BCBudget2024 :
✅ Renewed pandemic funding
✅ Indoor #CleanAir Act
✅ Building retrofit strategy
✅ PPE tax credit
✅ #LongCovid care
✅ Digital health solutions
Act now: https://donoharmbc.ca/budget2024-campaign/ #BCPoli #CovidIsNotOver #CovidIsAirborne
Clean air delivery is mostly a numbers game, one often obscured by marketing.
Focus on the objective metrics that matter to the room occupants & facility managers.
1. Clean air delivery rate (Outside or filtered air)
2. Noise level
3. Total cost of ownership (Upfront & filter costs, energy use)
@sebwilken Danke für die Übersicht :-) Zu den neuen Nightjets würde mich interessieren, wie es um die Klimaanlage/Belüftung steht? Hab den Artikl Hat jede Kabine eine eigene, oder muss mit Vermischung gerechnet werden? 😬 #CleanAir #Aranet
Auf https://press.siemens.com/global/de/pressemitteilung/oebb-und-siemens-mobility-schliessen-rahmenvertrag-ueber-reisezugwagen-fuer ist erfreulicherweise von "Frischluftzufuhr entsprechend des CO2-Gehalts" die Rede, aber können Reisende dies selbst regeln? Eine Schwelle von 2000ppm wäre z.B. eher suboptimal 😷
🇫🇮 Finland: Air purifiers used at daycare centres cut kids' sick days by a third
"It would be a big savings if we could get rid of 30% of sick days spread by children, as well as the illnesses that go home to parents," Dr Sanmark said.
Der Luftreiniger und das CO2-Messgerät meinen jetzt, die Luft sei jetzt rein. Aber meine Finger sind noch nicht blau, deswegen mache ich erst mal alle weiteren Fenster auf.
Hinter der Maske riecht es immer noch nach Rauch.
Und damit zurück in die Sendeanstalt.
Bleibt gesund, tretet für Euer Recht auf Schutz ein, lasst Euch nicht beirren 😷✊️
Even #BillAndTed knew about #CleanAir in the 80ies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Ted%27s_Excellent_Adventure
The article continues along the usual lethal path.
Scientist: "So I do think as a society, we need to be taking a lot more precautions to decrease the risk of catching this virus over and over again."
Capable Interviewer, with adequate grasp of issues, "You've spoken already about vaccination. Are you now calling for increased masking and #IndoorAirQuality regulations for transport, businesses and schools?"
But not this time.
Dr Bronwyn King campaigns for clean indoor air in Australia to combat COVID, bushfire smoke. By John Flint
Wir sind wieder mitten in einer riesigen #Covid-Welle und ich frage mich, warum wir uns das antun. #Luftfilter in Klassenräumen sorgen dort für 70 % weniger Infektionen und somit Infektionsketten. Alleine dadurch würde R insgesamt weit unter 1 rutschen. #Corona wäre einfach weg. Warum wollen wir das nicht? #CleanAir #SaubereLuft #BildungAberSicher #Luftqualität
PS: Natürlich sollten wir die Luftqualität in allen Räumen der intensiven Begegnung kontrollieren.
#Systems designed to support #biodiversity do not drive monocultural #landscapes. #Regenerative systems prevent #nonnativespecies from skewing the balance of #ecological communities. They do not deteriorate terrestrial or #marine areas that #nativespecies depend on.
A #biodiverse #ecosystem provides #water, #food, #cleanair, #carbonstorage, #temperature regulation, #biodegradation, and #stormwater mgmt while buffering against #disease transmission and #climate extremes.
https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/krankheitswelle-probleme-schulen-kitas-100.html „"Komplette Schulschließungen kann und will ich mir nicht vorstellen, könnten jedoch in kleinen Einheiten durchaus die Folge sein." Einschränkungen in Form von Kürzungen im Stundenplan seien definitiv nicht auszuschließen“
Increases in deaths outstripping hospitalisations strongly suggest deaths in aged care businesses. (AIUI many aged care recipients don't go to hospital when they get Covid and instead die in the business's premises.
Oh that's right, there aren't any clean air regulations and so hundreds of residents are going to keep on dieing.
#Albanese how many will die on your watch?
So how would it look different if the government wanted you to get infected, get #Covid, and pass it on?
I'm now +10 weeks out from having Covid and eventually testing negative.
And some days I still have very little energy. Other days are OK.
I saw #TheGreens website - they demonstrate an understanding.
Der nächste Covid-Test, den ich machen werde, wird der hundertste seit Beginn der Aufzeichnungen*.
Wie könnte ich das angemessen feiern, habt Ihr Vorschläge?
* seit Oktober 2021 fotografiere ich aus Gründen die Ergebnisse und will daraus einen schönen Kalender für meine Schwester basteln.
“Bang for the buck” is a key consideration in indoor air quality interventions not necessarily because we’re trying to spend the least (which does still matter in a broader scheme of resource allocation in public health), but because we’re trying to achieve the highest total clean air delivery rate at an acceptable noise level within budget. This is how we achieve cost-effective risk reduction.
Monday 20th November 2023
Chilling currents in this short piece:
"we're not quite sure what exactly is happening"
"nation ... not responded systemically ... air inside hospitals ... dirty... and masks .. bandaid"
Transcript in next post.
Start of Covid audio at 6:05 (7:24)
Das John Snow Project bringt auf den Punkt (oder vielmehr, fünf Punkte), warum es überhaupt keine gute Idee ist, das Virus zu ignorieren.
The question is not:
“Is cleaner indoor air cost-effective?”
“What does it take to make cleaner indoor air cost-effective?”
There are solutions that will deliver high efficacy at low cost, and there are those that deliver low efficacy at a high cost.
The wisdom is knowing the difference.
Indoor air systems crucial to curbing spread of viruses, aerosol researchers say.
"COVID-19 can travel through the air much farther than 6 feet. So public health advice focusing on social distancing, handwashing, and masking wasn't enough. Air quality scientists say, from the start of the pandemic, it also should have focused on improving the air we all breathe … indoors."
Helping concertgoers breathe easy.
Clean Air Club provides free use of air purifiers and far-UVC lamps to make the music scene safer for people who can’t ignore COVID.
Air Support Project made its first edition of Clean Air Times magazine, you can get a free digital download at https://airsupportproject.com/free-downloads/ but it's also available for print at https://airsupportproject.com/shop/ . The first edition is on Wildfire Smoke, and has great info on cleaning the air, and a section on wildfire smoke and Covid, a comic, and a quiz at the end. It looks rockstar, both in print and digitally! #cleanair #wildfire #wildfiresmoke #covid #CleanAirIsAHumanRight
“Clean air nerds of the world, unite”
We're Sick of Getting Sick All The Time. Clean The Air.
"If we just cleaned the air, it would pay for itself in the long run. Nobody would have to accept constant illness as the price for living the kind of life they want."
"It would be profitable."
The most cost effective commercially available portable air cleaner available in the US is back in stock, the Taotronics TT-AP003. $80 with the coupon 20TA. Specs in the attached screenshots. Only downside is the inability to schedule with a plug timer. https://www.taotronics.com/products/tt-ap003-air-purifier
I had so much fun at the All Virtual Clean Indoor Air Expo hosted by @whn yesterday! The full recording on YouTube at ,https://youtu.be/UdlbSS4fYb0?si=CrMAhzZomREBHuTc which includes my presentation on Using Clear Messaging to Break Barriers and Drive Changes on #cleanair #covid19 #masks #n95 , going beyond the Swiss cheese model. Just my presentation is available at: https://youtu.be/nyRGNNgR4-Y?si=peEDeRrDjk9GJl9R Thank you to all who attended/ are watching and to the many amazing speakers still teaching me new things!
Just to tell all of you still masking, shielding and doing everything you can to avoid getting and spreading #COVIDisAirborne
To all of you campaigning for #cleanair and #safeschools and hospitals for all
I love you very much. To know I am not the only one caring gives me strength. Take care.
“Someone Infected Neil Gaiman with COVID-19”
Jessica Wildfire (@jessicawildfire) now invites other writers to publish on her OK Doomer blog.
This is Charles A. Waltz about how lax (or no) COVID measures in venues affect artists who need to be, read, perform there in order to make a living.
Two years after a government-funded randomised trial on protecting children from airborne viruses in schools started, revealing results remain unpublished – why?
#CleanAir #Covid #protectschoolchildren
This is mindboggling. Lancet study attributes 4.5 million deaths globally to outdoor air pollution in just one year! It's a risk factor for several of the leading causes of death - heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory illness....https://ourworldindata.org/outdoor-air-pollution Eliminating fossil fuels could save 3.5 million lives annually. #CleanAir #pollution #death_rate
Great wrap-up of the current state of all things COVID-related (vaccines, variants, wastewater levels, masks, masking in healthcare, etc.), from the People’s CDC.
Another good one:
Please consider signing this petition urging CDC Director Mandy Cohen to acknowledge and advocate for a multi-layered (Swiss cheese) approach to preventing COVID. Let her know that the current “You do you” and vaccine-only approaches don’t cut it.
😷 + 💉 = 🧀
To governments: how about using CO2 monitors to ensure sufficient fresh air is supplied in classrooms, to avoid another #tripledemic this fall?
Study below says an average of 700ppm is needed in classrooms to reduce infections. How many BC schools meet that target? Prove it!
Plus, no masks means air quality is more important than ever. Staff, kids & families deserve better.
We Need #CleanAir, Not Another Billionaire
The first time I heard the chant it was while helping to block the street in front of leading fossil fuel financer #BlackRock in lower Manhattan last Wednesday the 13th: “We need clean air, not another #billionaire!”
Then there was the other one: “Tax the Rich, Tax the Mother-F—ing Rich!”, also a big hit all throughout the week of actions in New York City.
This was the spirit of the week of resistance to end fossil fuels
GRRR! Somehow my browser bookmarks synced and lost a bunch of covid articles I had saved. Does anyone #CovidConscious have links to sources for the following:
1. diagram of when person is most infectious? This was a line chart showing peak infectivity is just before symptoms appear, then tailing off to about 10 days after.
2. line chart showing increasing risk of various symptoms (e.g. heart damage, breathing problems) increasing with each subsequent reinfection
Frances Ryan, columnist with The Guardian and book author, on the public COVID amnesia:
“Covid’s back, you say? As disabled and vulnerable people know all too well, it never went away”
“Clinically vulnerable (CV) patients still ‘need’ the Covid-19 protections. They just don’t get them.”
“NHS staff in England don’t have to wear a mask, and the majority who have respiratory symptoms are no longer asked to test for Covid.”
“The paradox of the pandemic has always been that the only way to ‘move on’ is to actually engage with it.”
More from Frances Ryan: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/frances-ryan
(Repost because the original toot lacked alt text on the image and also because I wanted to quote a few more bits.)
Mid Suffolk, England's first Green controlled district council, wants to become a member of UK100 climate network to help in their drive towards net zero carbon emissions and clean air.
A regular reminder that the goal is *not*
“A #HEPAFilter in every classroom”,
“Achieving #cleanair delivery targets in every classroom”
This may be mechanical #ventilation, multiple portable air filters, or both.
The goal is achieving real risk reduction, not a box ticking exercise with little impact.
The portable air filter recommendation tool at https://filters.cleanairstars.com was built with this is mind, helping achieve clean air delivery targets at required noise levels.
Bizarre and dangerous behaviour by many Western governments.
(Have the occupants of the Beehive decided that they, unlike us, require #CleanAir? UK Parliament have. Probably other congresses and parliaments too.)
Credit to Sadiq Khan for standing firm on this.
"Clean air ‘a right not a privilege’, says London mayor as Ulez is expanded" | Low emission zones | The Guardian
#SadiqKhan #ULEZ #CleanAir