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Busy Minds and BMI info

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

First, I want to share this video from Dr John Campbell - it starts where he looks at statistical data around Body Mass Index. In the UK, people with a BMI of 40+ are in the vulnerable group for Covid-19. If you need any more motivation to keep Sparking - this might be it!


And I had two lovely message and photos from my son and d-i-l today.

My d-i-l is VERY skilled in the craft department. And she is making hundreds of face masks for the local hospital (they live nearby).

My son is VERY skilled in the technical department and is part of a group who have come up with a programme for 3D printing splash masks - which is open-source.

I'm VERY skilled at ............... well here's me doing PE with Joe Wicks this morning!

PS my BMI is 21.7

actually I'm very skilled at keeping the family communicating, being supportive and encouraging, and leading when I have to.

PPS I had to look up with the BMI stats for the UK were, in relation to the stats presented in the video.

76% over 65 and 72% over 70 are overweight or obese anyway - so being 71% of the cases in ICU is not surprising after all!
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    Looking good, as ever!
    59 days ago
    Yes, OOLALA - that's what I've heard too. There are plenty of news reports from nurses and doctors telling us how it is! In my work we're in the same situation as health-care staff, but without the same protection.
    60 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/26/2020 4:23:05 AM
    That is wonderful what your son and daughter in law are doing
    60 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Mollie, a friend in medicine said it is a coverup saying masks aren't useful. It's just because we don't have enough that they are being downplayed. But I think they mostly protect the other person. Thanks, Gill, for doing what you can to protect those you have to get up close to! It's true that they aren't 100% efficient, but they do help, and we need help.

    I thought what was interesting was that the people admitted did NOT have a lot of underlying issues, or at least not listed, not even the overweight/obese/morbidly obese ones.

    Will this make that cheesecake/brownie/fried chicken seem less important for those at risk? I dunno...

    I wonder what percentage of the population people in the underweight category are. They have other risk factors. In fact, some data shows they have similar morbidity to being morbidly obese. Maybe infection isn't one of them.
    60 days ago
    answering questions:

    AKA_TROUBLE - I take a selfie on my phone, then email it to myself, then download it onto my computer

    MOLLIEMAC - physical distancing is impossible in social care work where I'm working in close proximity to 10 service users and 15 staff every day. The cotton fabric is about 75% efficient compared to 99% of a proper mask - it's better than nothing - I don't know who may have been in contact with a positive Covid-19 person.
    60 days ago
    Lovely picture! Good to keep moving.

    How wonderful that your DIL is making the masks and your Son helped in making the form for the face shield.

    Stay safe, stay well.
    60 days ago
    Love Joe Wicks, what a mood lifting character he is!
    Are you required to wear masks at work? Advice here from public health is that unless required they are not helpful and if needed they must be properly fitted creating a seal on one's face. There has also been info about home made masks, most fabrics are not suitable as they do not prevent the entry of the virus. More helpful is physical distancing, frequent proper and timely washing of hands, avoidance of all facial touching and is speaking to someone else it is wise to turn your head to the side rather than directly on.
    Excellent news about your son's involvement with facial shields.
    60 days ago
    How did you get a picture of yourself? Record from your laptop and edit out one frame? Whatever, you look mahvelous!
    60 days ago
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    61 days ago
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