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Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:49 PM

New Zealand orders more than 1,290 square feet of human skin for badly burned volcano victims

Source: Washington Post

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New Zealand orders more than 1,290 square feet of human skin for badly burned volcano victims

By Siobhán O'Grady
Dec. 11, 2019 at 11:18 a.m. EST

New Zealand has ordered about 1,290 square feet of human skin from the United States to help treat patients severely burned in Monday’s volcanic eruption on White Island, as emergency workers scramble to find at least nine people still missing amid concerns the volcano could erupt again.

There were at least 47 tourists on the island, which is also known by its Maori name, Whakaari, at the time of Monday’s eruption, including nine from the United States. Others were from New Zealand, China, Britain, Germany and Malaysia. At least six people were killed and many others injured.

Speaking to reporters in Auckland on Wednesday, Peter Watson, chief medical officer of the Counties Manukau District Health Board, said that 29 people are being treated in New Zealand’s hospitals, many of them with severe burns. At least 22 are so badly burned they still need airway support, he said.
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Siobhán O’Grady writes about foreign affairs for The Washington Post. She previously freelanced across Africa and worked as a staff writer at Foreign Policy magazine. Since joining The Post, she has reported from Cameroon and Afghanistan. Follow https://twitter.com/siobhan_ogrady

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/12/11/new-zealand-orders-more-than-square-feet-human-skin-badly-burned-volcano-victims/



I can't begin to imagine.

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Reply New Zealand orders more than 1,290 square feet of human skin for badly burned volcano victims (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 11 OP
LudwigPastorius Dec 11 #1
killaphill Dec 11 #12
moreland01 Dec 11 #2
BonnieJW Dec 11 #3
Marthe48 Dec 11 #5
lagomorph777 Dec 11 #6
EndlessWire Dec 11 #8
AtheistCrusader Dec 11 #7
jeffreyi Dec 11 #11
Aristus Dec 11 #4
blugbox Dec 11 #9
moreland01 Dec 11 #10
truthisfreedom Dec 12 #13

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. Have they called Stephen Miller?

He seems like the kind of guy who'd have a lot of human skin lying around his house.



(But seriously, my heart goes out to those poor people. )

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:54 PM

12. Funny stuff

N/t

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 01:53 PM

2. Why are they ordering it from the US?

Is it because we have the most skin per capita of any other country in the world?

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Response to moreland01 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 02:29 PM

3. We have the technology

We can grow sheets of human skin in labs in a remarkably short time. We even have methods of spraying human skin cells on burn wounds that can grow into healthy skin. It's incredible.

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Response to BonnieJW (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:31 PM

5. Good to know

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Response to BonnieJW (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:03 PM

6. Plus, we have thousands of children in cages, ready for sale.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:18 PM

8. OMG

That makes me want to cry. Fuck Trump et al.

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Response to BonnieJW (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:14 PM

7. One of the inventors lives in this house, in Ocean Shores Wa.

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.586994,-124.06279,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipMwCI3DMQM7RE0-viaNnIT2Ez0llMaWdRfFVEUE!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMwCI3DMQM7RE0-viaNnIT2Ez0llMaWdRfFVEUE%3Dw203-h135-k-no!7i4272!8i2848

It is not actually a lighthouse.

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Response to BonnieJW (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:14 PM

11. Wow.

That must be a game changer for burn situations.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 03:13 PM

4. How many pounds of flesh is that?

n/t

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 05:53 PM

9. According to my very quick and rough estimates...

If it is all layers of flesh and subcutaneous layers, about 1lb per sq foot.

If just the outer layers, a little less than 0.5lb per sq foot.

So probably between 600 and 1300 pounds of skin. That's a lot.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 05:59 PM

10. Stop!

Remind me of Silence of the lambs. Eeeewwwwwww.


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:13 AM

13. 36 feet by 36 feet, about. That's similar to the floor plan of my log home.

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