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by sudeepj
20 Mar 2020 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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How long before we have a virus with the fatality of SARS-COV-1 and the contagiousness of SARS-COV-2? Usually, the more deadly a virus or bacteria is, the more the pressures of natural selection and evolution against it! Most viruses are much more potent when they first emerge, pressures of natural...
by sudeepj
18 Mar 2020 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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Check out the pictures of the Tableeghi mosque in Malaysia where the 'super spreading' event took place. A few hundred people were infected in just one event. The name of the mosque is Sri Petaling Tabligh mosque. The mosque does not look air-conditioned to me. Fresh air from outside is always a go...
by sudeepj
18 Mar 2020 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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It is a Flu virus. It spreads during the cold season, that much should be obvious from the pattern of Flu across the world. Spread should be retarded during the hotter months/seasons. Why Singapore and Dubai? I believe it is because of heavy use of airconditioning, and recirculating air which makes...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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Why speculate when reading the article would clear all doubts? Most cases are from a single super spreading event centered around a Tablighi event in a mosque attended by over 15,000 people. This proves that Coronavirus can spread in Hot/Humid environments and there is no drop in how contagious it ...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/malaysia-on-new-coronavirus-lockdown-after-sharp-case-spike/ Hot and humid Malaysia goes into lockdown. We should not expect the summer to bring relief from this virus. Malaysia has a significant Chinese origin population and there is a lot of commerce between China ...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/malaysia-on-new-coronavirus-lockdown-after-sharp-case-spike/ Malaysia’s leader announced on Monday a drastic two-week lockdown in the country to slow the spread of the new coronavirus following a sharp spike in the number of cases. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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I want to make just one thing very clear. There is a propaganda push from the Chinese Communist Party, using their usual handmaidens in the west, to deflect blame from this dire situation the world finds itself in from the Chinese Communist Party. To be very clear.. 1. Chinese Communist Party did no...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 05:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Soft curfew in Bay area. Now that what was feared has come to happen, I wonder what the path forward is. Yes, cases will die down in three weeks. What comes after that? One approach may be to have all phones compulsorily enable google location tracking to ensure robust contact tracing? A second appr...
by sudeepj
14 Mar 2020 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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The strategy in Britain seems to be minimal testing. They are relying on infections to provide herd immunity. See the post on low vaccination rates and breaking epidemics. They are aware that deaths will result but it is a way to vaccinate the population, in a sense. imHo, this is idiocy. Herd immu...
by sudeepj
14 Mar 2020 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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The issue I have with "social distancing" is the virus can stay on hard surfaces for 72 hours. You can stay away from people, but how can u stay away from something you cannot see? You might get infected by holding on a train rail , despite not having a single human around you. So the obj...
by sudeepj
12 Mar 2020 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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About Temperature thing: Jury is still out - We don't even know if CV will behave like other corona virus and we don't know much about other types in any case. From what I have read/heard etc - there is no (or very little) evidence that temperature has much effect once you become sick. I do see, (a...
by sudeepj
12 Mar 2020 08:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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FWIW, we are in the Seattle area and *may* have caught this late Jan. No way to confirm for sure. All adults in the household got sick (mild fever, body ache) for 3 days while children were completely unaffected (which is atypical). Also, one of my daughters is a young adult, and while she was affe...
by sudeepj
10 Mar 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Sicanta wrote:All of Italy under quarantine now, 'except for work travel and emergency'.


Not under Quarantine, Italy is under a curfew/lockdown.
by sudeepj
10 Mar 2020 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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The Kerala cases are going to tell us if the temperature hypothesis is right or wrong. If the disease takes off in Kerala, its clearly wrong. If it doesnt, the hypothesis has greater support. So far, it looks like Kerala cases are being contained and not many transmissions are reported. https://gulf...
by sudeepj
09 Mar 2020 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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GOI should introduce a compulsory check for all international passengers who arrived in India. They should visit a local hospital after 5 days but before 7 days. Whether there are symptoms or not, they should visit a hospital to get checked by a qualified doctor. No excuses! The doctor can update a...
by sudeepj
09 Mar 2020 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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Amber G - so what is best estimate of R0 and CFR for this thing? I am posting the values (see below) which IMO are the current best estimates .. but let me make a few comments: CFR: While discussion mortality risk , there is lot of discussion about CFR lot of misunderstanding. Case Fatality Rate (C...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/us/c ... -home.html

Look at the picture.. Still no proper PPE! Where is the eye protection? damn! I think the US may be caught with its pants down by this.
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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https://www.news1.news/u/2020/03/coronavirus-intensive-care-doctors-in-lombardy-timely-actions-or-disastrous-health-calamity-the-access-priority-hypothesis-whoever-has-the-most-chance-of-survival-first.html Looks like ICU rationing is being considered in Italy. Are they going to ask the chinese squa...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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Here are some numbers from Italy: https://twitter.com/tancredipalmeri/status/1236339184652234753 The #coronavirus in Italy Day1 14cases/1dead D2 76/2 D3 153/3 D4 231/7 D5 374/12 D6 528/17 D7 821/21 D8 1128/29 D9 1577/34 D10 1835/52 D11 2263/79 D12 2706/107 D13 3296/148 D14 3916/197 D15 5061/233 The...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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Translation of an interview of an ICU doctor from Lombardi region in Italy. https://www.corriere.it/cronache/20_marzo_07/coronavirus-stiamo-creando-terapie-intensive-anche-corridoi-cb01190a-60be-11ea-8d61-438e0a276fc4.shtml?refresh_ce-cp Antonio Pesenti, 68, is the coordinator of the Lombardy Region...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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^ That is certainly worrying. They're identifying folks with "symptoms consistent with Coronavirus." God knows whether they're testing them at all, or giving those poor souls the runaround between various health departments. In the meantime, they just go ahead and report all of them as CO...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 05:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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Here is a series of tweets from a Microbiology prof on twitter. https://twitter.com/florian_krammer/status/1236344865924972545 1) I am getting a little annoyed at people responding to my tweets saying 'why do you even believe the Chinese numbers' and 'China was hiding this' etc. There is something w...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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US doesnt have as much public transport, church going (on the coasts), cheek-by-jowl living as many Asian and European countries do, so just a hunch that it should not spread as fast here. On the flip side, lack of free basic medical care means people dont access healthcare proactively.. the morbidi...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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sudeepj - short note to say thanks. (One study - Washington State case , I posted it here too ..) I have been looking up / analyzing this (doubling time period) too, over some time - the death data is more reliable. Short thing pops out - Italy, South Korea and Iran are now "out of control'&qu...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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Here are some numbers from Italy: https://twitter.com/tancredipalmeri/status/1236339184652234753 The #coronavirus in Italy Day1 14cases/1dead D2 76/2 D3 153/3 D4 231/7 D5 374/12 D6 528/17 D7 821/21 D8 1128/29 D9 1577/34 D10 1835/52 D11 2263/79 D12 2706/107 D13 3296/148 D14 3916/197 D15 5061/233 The...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 01:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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Here are some numbers from Italy: https://twitter.com/tancredipalmeri/status/1236339184652234753 The #coronavirus in Italy Day1 14cases/1dead D2 76/2 D3 153/3 D4 231/7 D5 374/12 D6 528/17 D7 821/21 D8 1128/29 D9 1577/34 D10 1835/52 D11 2263/79 D12 2706/107 D13 3296/148 D14 3916/197 D15 5061/233 The ...
by sudeepj
08 Mar 2020 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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Considering the disease doubling rate of 7 days (reported variously), this could potentially overwhelm most health care systems in short order! Hopefully, the weather Gods save us soon! If you get a chance - Can you give link/details for doubling rate.. it will be interesting to see and monitor tha...
by sudeepj
07 Mar 2020 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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For perspective: South Korea performed 140,000 + tests up till now - (Sensitivity about 95%) While US about 1,500 (up from about 500 in a day or so) (Lot of problems and difficulties in initial stages - Sensitivity estimated *much* lower) Good News that there are indications that some states are ge...
by sudeepj
07 Mar 2020 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Here is my take on "hot weather" ... (Based on current data and traditional thinking). There has been quite a bit of data/study about spread of "corona viruses" and humidity and temperature .. There is some understanding (and mathematical models) on how water droplets (with viru...
by sudeepj
07 Mar 2020 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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As for India.. I am hopeful that the hot weather and lack of air conditioning saves us. Here is my take on "hot weather" ... (Based on current data and traditional thinking). There has been quite a bit of data/study about spread of "corona viruses" and humidity and temperature ....
by sudeepj
06 Mar 2020 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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Situation in the US and Italy is indeed alarming. The US has been consistently a few weeks behind the curve. A patient who tested COVID+ was quarantined, but his wife was not and she visited all over town, till her public minded nephew ratted on her on SM. In either Kind or Snohomish county, a third...
by sudeepj
27 Feb 2020 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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AmberG Thanks for the statistics. Pukka right? Flu mortality is 0.1%. CoVid-19 @ 0.2% is double already. Except more fatal for over 70+ BTW a prof from Tufts n NPR was saying babies in China were recovering quite well. Seasonal Flu (not the pandemic flu..) mortality is not 0.1%, more like 0.01% in ...
by sudeepj
27 Feb 2020 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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There is no point in rehashing DTs behavior. He is the collective karma of American society and there is no escaping it. In the final calculation, it probably wont matter much who was 'in charge'.. Lets keep track of the virus, counter measures and what 'we' can do as individuals to protect ourselve...
by sudeepj
27 Feb 2020 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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Speaking of that, skji, is there any work towards attracting the COVID towards a source of zapping energy, like mosquitos and flies towards lights? eCOLI is supposed to be zapped by 254nm LEDs but those are bacteria. Gamma Rays for virus? 254nm UV will definitely kill this virus. Virus are even mor...
by sudeepj
27 Feb 2020 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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Not really. There was person to person transmission in MERS. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/about/transmission.html A few cases may have happened, the point was that MERS transmission from human to human was pretty hard. Note the qualifiers in that CDC report.. '..few, reported cases..'. SARS...
by sudeepj
27 Feb 2020 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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Romania reported its first #COVID19 case. The patient returned from Italy three weeks ago, which means #coronavirus was already spreading in Italy way before the current outbreak. The initial cases are reported as deaths.. Considering that these initial cases are getting excellent care because the ...
by sudeepj
27 Feb 2020 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 306357

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I think, it may be that patients in China cant access good healthcare because of the epidemic, while outside China, patients still have good ICU care.. Mechanical ventilators, Oxygen, even trans-corporeal oxygenation! (Heart lung machine). There are some reports of using plasma transfusions from pa...
by sudeepj
27 Feb 2020 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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AmberG, OK. in that fuzzy or rather sparse set, is Wuhan the epicenter only? Definitely. (But that is no surprise) . For USA, for example, everyone had a connection (either the traveller of the family member came from Wuhan) Data - with South Korea and Italy is growing pretty fast so the answer may...
by sudeepj
26 Feb 2020 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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sanjaykumar wrote:Solar radiation in the UV spectrum might have nucleic acid damaging effects. Virus might have a shorter half life on objects or in droplets. The ambient heat might be a factor. Wuhan temp 12 to 16. Chennai temp 26 to... no upper limit.


:rotfl: Thanks for the laugh! I needed it.
by sudeepj
26 Feb 2020 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 306357

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I don't know why Indians are still resistant to spread and tragic effect of this virus. Despite first foreigner to be infected was an Indian origin school teacher inChina. It has even killed italian origin people and Iranian people. Other than that most of the dead are asian origin people. Leaving ...

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