A company in Arklow is teaching people how to convert petrol/diesel cars to run as EVs on a budget — including their own split-screen VW bus, running on a Tesla drivetrain, and a BMW 7 series running as a hybrid from a Lexus RX450h
(tags: cars driving tesla vw conversions vehicles evs electric)
2019/2020 Season – Health Protection Surveillance Centre
The HSE’s official reports for influenza monitoring for this ‘flu season. Impressive
(tags: hse monitoring diseases outbreaks flu influenza health medicine ireland)
So you think you’re about to be in a pandemic?
Some concrete advice if COVID-19 hits (which seems very likely), around: 1. Reducing our risk of being infected; 2. Reducing the chance we will run out of essential foods and goods.
(tags: planning pandemic covid-19 stockpiling health medicine diseases epidemic)
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, some people—especially the elderly and sick—may have dysfunctional immune systems that fail to keep the response to particular pathogens in check. This could cause an uncontrolled immune response, triggering an overproduction of immune cells and their signaling molecules and leading to a cytokine storm often associated with a flood of immune cells into the lung. “That’s when you end up with a lot of these really severe inflammatory disease conditions like pneumonia, shortness of breath, inflammation of the airway, and so forth.”
(tags: covid-19 health diseases immune-system medicine)