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Re: Covid symptoms in speech

umicha2
 

Speech changes have been studied and proposed to diagnose Alzheimer’s.
https://www.alzheimers.net/speech-changes-may-be-first-signs-of-alzheimers

Steve Parus


Re: [Lex Computer & Tech Group/LCTG] Covid symptoms in speech

John Rudy
 

At first I was going to send this just to Stephen but decided it should go to everyone.

The Lexington Computer and Technology Group was founded over 15 years ago and dedicated to “heavy” computer things.  Over the years the name has changed as has its charter.  Although it appears that about 40 folks are the most frequent contributors (both in attendance and postings) that is just Pareto’s Law at work.  We strongly encourage broad participation and greatly appreciate input from those who, for whatever reason, haven’t participated in the past.

 

So Stephen, thanks for your interesting post and we hope to hear more from you.

John

 

From: Stephen Quatrano <stefanoq@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:26 PM
To: john rudy <jjrudy1@...>
Cc: Lexington List <lexington@groups.io>; Lex Computer Group <LCTG@...>
Subject: Re: [Lex Computer & Tech Group/LCTG] Covid symptoms in speech

 

I hope you don’t mind me sending this to the group. I’ve never posted here before.  I don’t mean to be political.  I personally think that this is a matter of science.  They made it political by abandoning positions supported by evidence.  Not my problem.

 

I’ll let the article speak for itself.

 

From the NYTimes, 10/28/2020:  How America Helped Defeat the Coronavirus*

*Just not in the United States.

 

 

Full disclosure:  One of my closest friends is head of Quarantine and Global Migration Division at CDC.  The news on how CDC has “failed" us just makes me alternate between rage and despair.

 

I appreciate the dialogue on this thread.

 

Regards,

 

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On Oct 29, 2020, at 7:36 PM, john rudy <jjrudy1@...> wrote:

 

 

 

The newest Technology Review has a fascinating short article that discusses speech changes due to COVID symptoms.  The data is currently being validated.

 

Imagine if every American could read a canned paragraph when well and then every day reread it and have the algorithm look for pertinent changes.  This is my idea, not from the article so I haven’t thought through implications.

John

 

John Rudy

781-861-0402

781-718-8334 (cell)

 

20 Heritage Drive

Lexington, MA  02420

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Re: Re[Lexington] - looking for a recommendation for lawn care

nick@...
 

Here's a listing of landscapers who use electric as opposed to gas-powered lawn care machines.

  https://www.lexingtonma.gov/noise-advisory-committee/pages/green-landscapers-who-service-lexington

It'll be much quieter and less polluting.  The cost for me was about the same as other landscapers I've used in the past. 
--
   Nick


winter weather advisory #Weather

JJ Krawczyk
 

In case you haven't looked outside yet, it has started...

JJ Krawczyk


Alert for Southeast Middlesex County

Winter Weather Advisory
NWS Boston/Norton MA
3:50am EDT Fri Oct 30 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3
inches.

* WHERE...Western Norfolk MA and Southeast Middlesex MA Counties.

* WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to 2 PM EDT this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rain will change to snow between 6 and 8
am. Roads will initially be wet but as temps fall below freezing
this morning, roads will become snow covered, especially
secondary roads and any untreated surfaces.

Slow down and use caution while traveling.


Re: the "s" word and Halloween #Weather

JJ Krawczyk
 

Not much change in the forecast.  Two and a half inches of white stuff most likely but don't expect much to stick on roadways. Most of it falls during daylight hours tomorrow. Looks like we may get all the way down to 20° tomorrow night / Saturday morning.

JJ Krawczyk


Re: Bedford High School goes to all-remote

JJ Krawczyk
 

On 10/29/20 19:57, Harold Payson wrote:
Make that 4 red. Winchester is red as well.
Somehow missed that. Thanks!

JJ Krawczyk


Hartwell Avenue area zoning Information session #UpcomingEvent 11-05 7:30PM #UpcomingEvent

Charles Hornig
 

In preparation for an upcoming discussion by Lexington’s Town Meeting, I will host an information meeting on several zoning proposals and related Town initiatives on Thursday, November 5th at 7:30PM via Zoom. Reference material on all these topics is linked below. This session is not a substitute that material, but will permit you to get any questions you may have answered. While the primary audience is Town Meeting members, I invite members of the public to participate as well.

Questions can cover any of the following ongoing initiatives, and how they relate to each other.

 

Current zoning proposals:

Related Town initiatives (staff from the Town’s Land Use, Health, and Development Department will be available to answer questions on the Town’s initiatives and how they relate to the proposed zoning changes):

In the spirit of the old TMMA information sessions, this meeting is intended to communicate information, not debate. Please save that discussion for Town Meeting.

To attend, join the Zoom webinar described below at 7:30PM on November 5th.

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86004585952

Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799

Webinar ID: 860 0458 5952

The meeting will be recorded.

Charles Hornig
18 Bacon Street
Lexington, MA 02421
+1-781-862-1112

 


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Charles Hornig


Re: Covid symptoms in speech

Michael Alexander
 

... but are the changes in speech unique to 
Covid-19?  The linked article doesn’t address the issue.

    – Mike Alexander


On Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7:36 PM, John Rudy <jjrudy1@...> wrote:

 

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/10/20/1009332/covid-symptoms-may-hide-in-speech/

 

The newest Technology Review has a fascinating short article that discusses speech changes due to COVID symptoms.  The data is currently being validated.

 

Imagine if every American could read a canned paragraph when well and then every day reread it and have the algorithm look for pertinent changes.  This is my idea, not from the article so I haven’t thought through implications.

John

 

John Rudy

781-861-0402

781-718-8334 (cell)

 

20 Heritage Drive

Lexington, MA  02420

 


Re: Bedford High School goes to all-remote

Harold Payson
 

Make that 4 red. Winchester is red as well. 


On Oct 29, 2020, at 6:42 PM, JJ Krawczyk <John.J.Krawczyk@...> wrote:


Due to in-school transmission, Bedford High School has gone to all-remote learning until November 13.

  https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2020/10/superintendents-update-thursday-october-29-2020/

We continue to get reports of gatherings and after-school and weekend “hang-outs” where lack of social distancing appears to be contributing to transmission. Over the last 2 weeks, 19 new COVID-19 positive cases were identified in Bedford. As a result of this increase in positive cases, Town leadership was notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health today, October 29th, that Bedford is now designated as a “red community,” which indicates the highest risk of COVID-19 community spread.

Lexington is still in the "green" territory, but we now have two yellow neighbors (Arlington, Burlington) and three red (Bedford, Waltham, Woburn).

Community map here:

  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/community-level-covid-19-data-reporting

JJ Krawczyk


Covid symptoms in speech

John Rudy
 

 

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/10/20/1009332/covid-symptoms-may-hide-in-speech/

 

The newest Technology Review has a fascinating short article that discusses speech changes due to COVID symptoms.  The data is currently being validated.

 

Imagine if every American could read a canned paragraph when well and then every day reread it and have the algorithm look for pertinent changes.  This is my idea, not from the article so I haven’t thought through implications.

John

 

John Rudy

781-861-0402

781-718-8334 (cell)

 

20 Heritage Drive

Lexington, MA  02420

 


Serious moving

John Rudy
 

I have now given away over 50 items prior to my move to Bedford.  I have a few items that I would like to sell.

 

Two carpets and one couch.  All are in excellent condition though one of the carpets (the white one) should be cleaned.  I am asking $200 for each carpet (or best offer) and $350 for the couch (it would be at least $1500 if new).

 

By all means please come and look at them

John

 

88” long, 40” deep, 29” high

 

 

Navy rug perfect condition 11’ 4” x 7’7”

 

White/pastel rug needs cleaning 12’5” x 8’5”

John Rudy

781-861-0402

781-718-8334 (cell)

 

20 Heritage Drive

Lexington, MA  02420

 


Re: Plumber in a pick!

JJ Krawczyk
 

Note: the plumber list referenced by the recommendations link at the bottom of every message looks current.

JJ Krawczyk


Bedford High School goes to all-remote

JJ Krawczyk
 


Due to in-school transmission, Bedford High School has gone to all-remote learning until November 13.

  https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2020/10/superintendents-update-thursday-october-29-2020/

We continue to get reports of gatherings and after-school and weekend “hang-outs” where lack of social distancing appears to be contributing to transmission. Over the last 2 weeks, 19 new COVID-19 positive cases were identified in Bedford. As a result of this increase in positive cases, Town leadership was notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health today, October 29th, that Bedford is now designated as a “red community,” which indicates the highest risk of COVID-19 community spread.

Lexington is still in the "green" territory, but we now have two yellow neighbors (Arlington, Burlington) and three red (Bedford, Waltham, Woburn).

Community map here:

  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/community-level-covid-19-data-reporting

JJ Krawczyk


Re: Plumber in a pick!

Olga Guttag
 

AAA recommendation for Chase Plumbing - https://www.chaseplumbingcoinc.com

Olga

On Oct 29, 2020, at 6:36 PM, David Kluchman <dkluchman@...> wrote:

Kirkland and Shaw

Larry Sweet/Sweet Plumbing

Ian Chase/Chase Plumbing

I gotta run at the moment but if you can't find phone number lmk, I can look up.

David Kluchman
dkluchman@...
617-947-4774
(sent from phone)

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 6:34 PM Deeba Husain via groups.io <dehusain=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our water heater broke in this cold weather. Could you recommend a plumber who can come soon to fix it .
Thanks a ton 
Deeba 




On Oct 26, 2020, at 1:19 PM, Rania Davis via groups.io <ranhan40=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello Listers,

We're considering using a milk delivery service, and are looking for a place that uses glass bottles and offers organic fat free milk.  We might also order other items like cheese and eggs, but primarily we're looking for milk. 

A simple google search yielded Crescent Ridge and Thatcher Farm (though Crescent Ridge is not taking new registrations at this point but invites you to put your name on a waiting list).  We are still just beginning to look into this, so would appreciate any tips and advice about what to look for when selecting a farm/service.  If you use a milk delivery service I'd love to know whether you would recommend it, and why.

Thank you!
Rania Davis




Re: Plumber in a pick!

David Kluchman
 

Kirkland and Shaw

Larry Sweet/Sweet Plumbing

Ian Chase/Chase Plumbing

I gotta run at the moment but if you can't find phone number lmk, I can look up.

David Kluchman
dkluchman@...
617-947-4774
(sent from phone)

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 6:34 PM Deeba Husain via groups.io <dehusain=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our water heater broke in this cold weather. Could you recommend a plumber who can come soon to fix it .
Thanks a ton 
Deeba 




On Oct 26, 2020, at 1:19 PM, Rania Davis via groups.io <ranhan40=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello Listers,

We're considering using a milk delivery service, and are looking for a place that uses glass bottles and offers organic fat free milk.  We might also order other items like cheese and eggs, but primarily we're looking for milk. 

A simple google search yielded Crescent Ridge and Thatcher Farm (though Crescent Ridge is not taking new registrations at this point but invites you to put your name on a waiting list).  We are still just beginning to look into this, so would appreciate any tips and advice about what to look for when selecting a farm/service.  If you use a milk delivery service I'd love to know whether you would recommend it, and why.

Thank you!
Rania Davis


Plumber in a pick!

Deeba Husain
 

Our water heater broke in this cold weather. Could you recommend a plumber who can come soon to fix it .
Thanks a ton 
Deeba 




On Oct 26, 2020, at 1:19 PM, Rania Davis via groups.io <ranhan40@...> wrote:

Hello Listers,

We're considering using a milk delivery service, and are looking for a place that uses glass bottles and offers organic fat free milk.  We might also order other items like cheese and eggs, but primarily we're looking for milk. 

A simple google search yielded Crescent Ridge and Thatcher Farm (though Crescent Ridge is not taking new registrations at this point but invites you to put your name on a waiting list).  We are still just beginning to look into this, so would appreciate any tips and advice about what to look for when selecting a farm/service.  If you use a milk delivery service I'd love to know whether you would recommend it, and why.

Thank you!
Rania Davis


Re: Plumbers -

Shailesh Prajapati
 

Chase plumbing in Burlington 


On Oct 29, 2020, at 6:24 PM, SYED RIZVI <alirizvi.resolv@...> wrote:


Hello: Our newly installed Water heater is not working. We had Sears visit and they said that we have to change the Pilot assembly. Unfortunately, they cannot come until next week. 
Is there a recommendation for a local licensed plumber. To be on the safe side, I ordered the part and we have it. 
Thanks for your help. 
Syed A Rizvi


Plumbers -

SYED RIZVI
 

Hello: Our newly installed Water heater is not working. We had Sears visit and they said that we have to change the Pilot assembly. Unfortunately, they cannot come until next week. 
Is there a recommendation for a local licensed plumber. To be on the safe side, I ordered the part and we have it. 
Thanks for your help. 
Syed A Rizvi


Roof wires to prevent ice dams

ajfriedl@...
 

Hi all,
 
With no desire to get rid of roof ice dams like we had a number of years ago, can anyone recommend someone to install the roof wires that prevents them?
 
Andy Friedlich
 


Re: Hand Signals & Crash Prevention

Marsha Baker
 

Thanks to Dan Strollo for bringing up the subject of young bikers and road safety.

This reminded me of two troubling scenes I witnessed recently - one on Meriam Street just as the hill begins to rise - and another on Burlington Street.  In both cases a group of young males (probably middle school but could have been high school) were cycling in the middle of the road and weaving in and around moving vehicles.  Furthermore, they were for the most part not wearing helmets or face masks and laughing.

Since I am getting to the age where I could easily be classified as a "cranky old woman" I should add that I am reporting these incidences in the hope that maybe just one parent will take the time to talk to their teens about why this kind of behavior is so troubling.  

Marsha Baker

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 4:15 PM Dan Strollo <Strollodan@...> wrote:
Lexington Comrades,

I write today having just watched a young biker traveling with traffic, make an attempt to cross in front of a vehicle, and ultimately make a left-hand turn.  I don't have a great guess of the biker's age, but they kept looking back at the vehicle traveling behind them.  Eventually, they took their right hand off the handlebars and pointed to the upcoming street they were looking to turn onto.  As the street approached, they kept steering in front of the car following them and then back to the side of the road.  Finally, they cut off the vehicle and came very close to getting hit.

As the neighborhood road safety guy, I would have loved to see the car give this biker more room and preferably seen them stop when they realized something was about to happen.

Also as the neighborhood road safety guy, I would have loved to see this young biker use hand signals.  And then it struck me, do my younger kids know hand signals.  So I asked my 6th grader what she would do if she was riding along a road and needed to get to the other side for a turn.  Fortunately, her response did include stopping if there were any cars around and waiting for them to stop or pass before she crossed.  Unfortunately, she had no idea what hand signals were and further mocked me for the idea that just pointing in the general direction you wanted to travel wasn't enough of a warning to motorists.

Hopefully, all you drivers out there know hand signals, but just in case I'm pasting the official bike to car signals that you are most likely to deal with as a driver:

ridingtips_hand_symbols.png

More importantly, if you've got young bikers amongst you....consider introducing these signals today....and revisiting down the line.  My kids know an awful lot of my road safety tips, but I was disappointed in myself for not making this part of my "OK Dad, you don't have to keep telling me" mantra.

Finally, I'll take advantage of this communication to spread the word about how you can help make the roads safer for everyone.  On March 13, 2020, like many other small businesses, In Control had to shut our doors because of the impact of COVID-19. We furloughed employees and sought expense savings and relief from some of our vendors. Through these actions, we drastically reduced our expenses overall. In mid-June, we re-opened our training programs as part of Massachusetts’ phase 2 plan but with necessary COVID-19 restrictions. 

Today, we continue to offer Crash Prevention classes and have successfully trained over 100 students per month this Summer and early Fall. However, the additional operating expenses related to fully complying with the Covid-19 requirements, coupled with the understandable general caution of some to participate in activities that include any level of interaction with others, is having a dramatic impact on our financial stability.

While we have reduced our expenses and pursued assistance (like the Payroll Protection Program), we need your help to remain a viable organization through the winter months so that we can continue to offer our life-saving classes to students long term.

In Control Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and has offered crash prevention training for over 17 years. We’ve done hands-on training for over 30 thousand students and influenced hundreds of thousands through our in-person presentations, news coverage, and social media.

I hope you'll consider making a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation to the In Control Family Foundation today.  You can visit www.DriveInControl.org/Appeal20 to use a credit card and other online payment options or simply send a check to our address below.

Thanks for reading this far and for your consideration.  Also apologies for copying two lists with the same message, but I felt it important to get this out to parents and those who traverse our streets regularly...without kids in tow!

Stay well,

Dan Strollo
President / Executive Director
The In Control Family Foundation
www.DriveInControl.org

In Control Crash Prevention Training – Recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit and the nation's first state certified closed course, hands-on crash prevention training program.

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